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.

Thank you to our show sponsor

  • Up North Pride Logo


7:30 PM
3rd    4th    9th    10th    11th    17th    18th    
2:00 PM
5th    12th    

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.