Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Tucson: The Santa Cruz Shoestring Players present The Laramie Project


From: Berdette []
Sent: Wednesday, September 09, 2009 12:38 PM
Subject: Shoestring Players


Community Performing Arts Center


Contact:          Berdette Robison                                            For Immediate Release

Telephone:       (520) 399-1750                                               December 29, 2008





“The Laramie Project” will be presented by The Santa Cruz Shoestring Players Wednesday-Saturday,  October 7-10, 7:00 p.m. with a matinee October 10, 1:00 p.m. All performances are in the new theater at the Community Performing Arts Center, 1250 W. Continental Road, Green Valley, Arizona.


Directors DD Jay and  Susan Ford, and a versatile cast of 17 actors, are looking forward to presenting this challenging, contemporary play.  According to Jay, “ The more we work with the actors, the more we come to see this show not as a tragedy but an  uplifting picture of how the people of Laramie came to grips with the death of Matthew Shepard. The play is filled with engaging people and has a number of light moments and even some laughs.”


“The Laramie Project”, by Moises Kaufman and the Tectonic Theater Project, is a compelling docudrama that chronicles how the people of Laramie, Wyoming, reacted to the shock and stress of the murder of  a gay young man, Matthew Shepard. The play covers the year following the crime to the trial of two young Laramie men.  The playwrights interviewed over 200 people, then edited the work down to 75 voices.  They created a balanced portrayal of how this community coped with the event and their healing process.  


 Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.  Buy them at:


The Community Perfo rming Arts Center, 1250 W. Continental Road

The Green Valley Chamber of Commerce, 270 W. Continental Road, #100

The Party Place, Fry’s Shopping Plaza

Online:  OR 


The Santa Cruz Shoestring Players is a non-profit community theatre.



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