The Laramie Project and The Laramire Project: Ten Years Later

The Laramie Project and The Laramire Project: Ten Years Later

by Moises Kaufman, Tectonic Theater Project, Leigh Fondakowski, Greg Pierotti
     
 

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On October 7, 1998, a young gay man was discovered bound to a fence outside Laramie, Wyoming, savagely beaten and left to die in an act of brutality and hate that shocked the nation. Matthew Shepard’s death became a national symbol of intolerance, but for the people of the town, the event was deeply personal. In the aftermath, Moisés Kaufman and members…  See more details below

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On October 7, 1998, a young gay man was discovered bound to a fence outside Laramie, Wyoming, savagely beaten and left to die in an act of brutality and hate that shocked the nation. Matthew Shepard’s death became a national symbol of intolerance, but for the people of the town, the event was deeply personal. In the aftermath, Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project went to Laramie and conducted more than 200 interviews with its citizens. From the transcripts, the playwrights constructed an extraordinary chronicle of life in the town after the murder. Since its premiere, The Laramie Project has become a modern classic and one of the most-performed theater pieces in America. 
        Now, in this expanded edition, The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later adds an essential sequel to the original work. Revisiting the town a decade after the tragedy, the troupe finds a community grappling with its legacy and its place in history. The two plays together comprise an epic and deeply moving theatrical cycle that explores the life of an American town over the course a decade.  

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804170406
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/03/2014
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
403,350
File size:
2 MB

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