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: www.santacruzshoestringplayers.com OR
The Santa Cruz Shoestring Players is a non-profit community theatre.
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