The Laramie Project
Hate can happen anywhere.In October 1998, 21-year-old Matthew Shepard, an openly gay college student, was brutally beaten and left to die on the plains outside Laramie, Wyoming. A play based on more than 200 interviews with the people of the town, The Laramie Project is a breathtaking collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable. Note: Includes adult language and situations.
- Tickets are $28 for adults, $15 for youth under 18, plus fees. For other prices such as Two-on-the-Town, Partial View, Service Dogs, & Groups of 8 or more, call the Box Office.
- If sold out, we have a Waiting List.
- No refunds; exchanges often possible for a fee.
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To learn more about this play and the life of Matthew Shepard visit the Matthew Shepard Foundation.
Some performances include a Post-Show Perspectives question and answer session, moderated by Lesley Tye:
- Friday, February 3: Dennis Shepard, father of Matthew Shephard, will speak and answer questions via Zoom.
- Sunday, February 5: Nick Viox of Up North Pride, Traverse City’s LGBTQ+ advocacy group, will speak and answer questions.
- Saturday, February 11: Cynthia Van Maanen, composer of the original music for the production, along with some of the featured musicians, will speak and answer questions.