Luciano Theatre

The Laramie Project

Thursday, January 25, 2018
Luciano Theatre - at the Guaracini Fine & Performing Arts Center
A Staged Reading in Memory of the Victims of the 2016 Orlando Nightclub Shooting

the laramie projectThe Laramie Project is a play about the brutal murder of Matthew Shepard, a 21 year-old, gay, University of Wyoming student by Moises Kaufman and the members of the Tectonic Theatre Project. “On November 14, 1998, members of Tectonic Theatre Project traveled to Laramie, Wyoming, and conducted interviews with the people of the town.” The Play is “edited from those interviews, as well as from journal entries by members of the company.” (The Laramie Project, "Introduction") The Play is about the town of Laramie, its citizens, and their reaction to Matthew Shepard’s murder.

Cumberland County Theatre Department has joined the GCIT theatre advocacy initiative that is uniting 49 groups to perform/hold staged readings of The Laramie Project, a play about “peace, love, and compassion,” in honor of the 49 victims of the June Pulse nightclub massacre.

We proudly present a staged reading of The Laramie Project at 7pm on January 25, 2018 in the CCC Luciano Theatre in the Frank Guaracini, Jr. FPAC featuring students, alumni, faculty, staff and members of the community.

Each of the forty-nine groups who will take part in the LPP initiative have been assigned a name of a victim of the Pulse shooting.

Our performance will be in the memory of Geraldo A. Ortiz-Jimenez.

Admission Cost: 
Free