Brian Jacobson
The Laramie Project at Marquette University

A Photo Gallery

By - Feb 26th, 2011 08:43 pm

It’s been just over ten years since Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater created The Laramie Project, a play (often conducted as a staged reading) about the town affected by the Matthew Shepard murder — a young gay man who was severely beaten and left to die tied to a fence on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming by two other men.

The play is  based on a series of coversations conducted by Kaufman and his team in Laramie one year after the murder, often portrayed as monologues from the interviewed. The Marquette student version, supported in part by the Theatre and Social Justice Fund, is conceived as a fully-fleshed production with lighting and stage design. Photo intern Nickolas Nikolic caught a full dress rehearsal before opening night, and can be seen below.

The play runs now through March 6, but on Tuesday, March 1, at 7 p.m. Matthew’s mother, Judy Shepard, will give a presentation at Weasler Auditorium with a Q&A and book signing afterwards. Ticket prices for the play range from $16 to $20. Discounts are offered to senior citizens, Marquette students, employees and alumni. Contact the box office at (414) 288-7504 or online here.

Categories: Photo Gallery, Theater

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