The Laramie Project

Date: Thursday, Feb 20 - Saturday, Feb 29
Venue: Bristol Old Vic: Weston Studio

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School production.

“Laramie, Wyoming. Population, 26,687.

“Laramie is a town defined by an accident, a crime. We’ve become Waco, we’ve become Jasper. We’re a noun, a definition, a sign.’

“This remarkable play investigates the aftermath of the murder of Matthew Shepard in 1998 and the effect it had on the community of Laramie.

“Through news reports and interviews with residents of Laramie, Kaufman’s play uses the words of the locals to examine this shocking example of homophobia in small town America. The Laramie Project challenges us to consider society and what it means to be human as it swings from narratives of deep hatred to great compassion.

Feb 20-29, Bristol Old Vic Weston Studio, Mon-Sat 8pm plus 3pm Sat 22 / Thur 27 / Sat 29, £12. Ages 14+.

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By steve wright, Tuesday, Jan 14 2020

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