March 12-13 at 7 p.m. Mon-Tue
Looking for 7 males and 6 females high school age to 99 for The River City Community Players' production of The Laramie Project. The Laramie Project tells the story of Matthew Shepard through the citizens of Laramie, Wyoming. There are 86 roles in this show to be played by 13 people so every person will be portraying multiple characters. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
In October 1998 a twenty-one-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten and left to die, tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. His bloody, bruised and battered body was not discovered until the next day, and he died several days later in an area hospital. His name was Matthew Shepard, and he was the victim of this assault because he was gay. Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project made six trips to Laramie over the course of a year and a half in the aftermath of the beating and during the trial of the two young men accused of killing Shepard. They conducted more than 200 interviews with the people of the town. Some people interviewed were directly connected to the case, and others were citizens of Laramie, and the breadth of their reactions to the crime is fascinating. Kaufman and Tectonic Theater members have constructed a deeply moving theatrical experience from these interviews an!
d their own experiences. THE LARAMIE PROJECT is a breathtaking theatrical collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.
In 1998 a college student was kidnapped, severely beaten and left to die, tied to a fence in the prairie outside Laramie. His bloody, bruised and battered body was not discovered until the next day. He died several days later in an area hospital. He was the victim of this assault because he was gay. The authors made six trips to Laramie over a 1-1/2 year period to interview people eithery directly connected to the case or citizens of Laramie. Their reactions to the crime is fascinating. The project explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.
The Leavenworth Performing Arts Center, 500 Delaware St, (913) 250-0417, www.rccplv.com
Performances will be April 20, 21, 27, 28 May 4 and 5 at 8 p.m., and a matinee on April 29 at 2 p.m.
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