Date: March 7, 2008
Department: Theatre Company
"The Laramie Project" began in November 1998, one month after the brutal beating death of gay college student Matthew Shepard on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming. Kaufman and members of his theatre group conducted interviews with over 200 Laramie residents to document how this small town responded to a vicious crime, reacted to the intense global media coverage, and reflected on the attitudes and actions that can cultivate both hatred and healing.
"The Laramie Project" features a cast of ten UMass Dartmouth undergraduate students including Katie Gregory, Sarah Hills, Matt Huberman, Rosemary Larkin, Laura McHugh, Martin Pasquill, Brendan Valencia, and Nate Valente. The production is directed by College of Visual and Performing Arts staff member and Theatre Company advisor Jarrad Nunes.
"The Laramie Project" will be performed at 8pm on April 24-26; and at 2pm on April 27, on the Angus Bailey, Jr. Stage at the UMass Dartmouth Main Auditorium, 285 Old Westport Road, North Dartmouth. Patrons are advised to park in lot 4. The venue is fully handicapped accessible--please call (508) 999-8167 for assistance.
"The Laramie Project" is intended for mature audiences; parental discretion is strongly advised.
Single tickets for "The Laramie Project" are $14 for the general public; $10 for senior citizens, students, faculty, staff, and alumni; and $4 for UMass Dartmouth students with valid ID. Free tickets for the Friday, April 25 performance will be available for UMass Dartmouth students with a valid UMass Pass--special thanks to the UMass Dartmouth Students Activities, Involvement, and Leadership (SAIL) Office. Group rates are also available. All performances are general admission seating, with doors opening thirty
minutes prior to curtain.
Tickets are available for purchase at UMass Pass, located on the ground floor of the UMass Dartmouth Campus Center. Cash, check, and credit cards accepted. Tickets will also be on sale at the theatre beginning one hour before performances--cash and check accepted only. For more information, please call the UMass Dartmouth Theatre Company at (508) 999-8167.