November 05, 2012
Communications and Marketing
Saint Anselm College's student theatre group, the Anselmian Abbey Players, will present "The Laramie Project" on November 8, 9, and 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Dana Center for the Humanities.
Sixteen Abbey Players will perform the more than 60 characters in the ensemble play, which explores the depths humanity can sink to and the heights of compassion it is capable of. One of the most performed plays in America today, Time magazine calls it "a pioneering work and powerful stage event."
"The Laramie Project" is a chronicle of life in the town of Laramie, Wyoming the year after the murder of Matthew Shepard, who was kidnapped, bound to a fence, beaten, and left to die on the outskirts of the town in 1998. The play was created from more than 200 interviews Moisés Kaufman and the Tectonic Theater Project conducted with people of the town after the murder.
Following the November 8 performance, the Saint Anselm College Core Council for Gay and Lesbian Students will hold a discussion based on the play and its messages. The conversation will be moderated by a panel of faculty and staff and will be centered around questions submitted by community members.
"The Laramie Project" is directed by English professor Landis. K. Magnuson. Reserved seating tickets are $13, and regular tickets are $11. For additional information, visit the Dana Center website at www.anselm.edu/dana.