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The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later, Epilogue

FRIDAY 10.9

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A decade sounds like a long time. Yet, when considered in context, it’s only been 10 years since Matthew Shepard was beaten terribly, tied to a fence post and left for dead on some country road outside Laramie, Wyo.

Regardless, it’s a horrendous contemporary moment not to be lost and forgotten. Luckily, within a mere month of Shepard’s brutal death, Tectonic Theatre Project traveled to Laramie and interviewed people around town who were intimate with and/or complicit in this nowmonumental prejudicial act of hate-violence.

From those interviews came the play The Laramie Project.

Now, a decade after the fact, those involved with the original production return to the scene of the crime with The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later, Epilogue. Consisting of new interviews with both Matthew Shepard’s mother Judy and his killers, Russell Henderson and Aaron McKinney, this revisiting explores the long-term effects of this hate crime on both the small town where it was committed and the larger society that was complicit in it.

The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later, Epilogue @ Kingsbury Hall, 1395 E. Presidents Circle, 801-581-7100, Friday, Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m. KingTix.com