‘The Laramie Project,’ at BBA

‘The Laramie Project,’ at BBA

‘The Laramie Project,’ at BBA

A bold work of documentary theater,  presented by Burr & Burton Academy Creative Arts, which aims to spark a discussion on hate crimes.

A bold work of documentary theater,
presented by Burr & Burton Academy Creative Arts, which aims to spark a
discussion on hate crimes.

Burr and Burton Academy’s Creative Arts Department will present  ’The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later’  on  November 6, 7, 8 and 9, at  6:30, in the Riley Center for the Arts. This provocative play was written by Moises Kaufman, Leigh Fondakowski, Greg Pierotti, Andy Paris and Stephen Belber, members of the Tectonic Theater Project.  This piece draws on hundreds of interviews by the Tectonic Theater Project with the inhabitants of Laramie, Wyoming, along with the use of personal journal entries, court documents and news reports about how the town has or has not changed since the brutal murder of Matthew Shepard, a murder that was denounced as a hate crime.  As a result of this incident, a spotlight was focused on the lack of hate crime laws in various states, including Wyoming.

In the spirit of honoring diversity, ’The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later’ is being used to open a candid conversation within the community.  The cast, consisting of forty-two students, faculty and administration members, invites the audience to join in a question and answer period after each show.  Don’t miss this bold work of documentary theater that asks, “How does society write its own history?”  Tickets are $7 for Burr and Burton students, faculty, staff and children under 18, $12 for the general public, and can be ordered online at bba.tickets.com. Our 24-hour information line is 802-549-8224. The box office opens one hour before the show.  Due to the mature content of this dramatic production, parental discretion is advised.

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