The tragic story of Matthew Shepard made national headlines in 1998 when the 21-year-old gay college student was savagely beaten, tied to a fence and left to die in Laramie, Wyoming.
Presented by: Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club
Admission: Tickets ($15-35) may be purchased at the American Repertory Theater box office (64 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA - (617) 547-8300) or online
Two men were arrested and charged with kidnapping, aggravated robbery and attempted first-degree murder for the hate crime. One month later, when emotions were still raw, director Moisés Kaufman and his team began conducting hundreds of interviews with the people of Laramie. From those interviews came The Laramie Project, a brutally honest and thought-provoking "live documentary" about an outraged nation and a stunned Wyoming town. One of the last decade's most performed American plays, and also adapted into a 2002 HBO movie, The Laramie Project is a heart-rending theatrical collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink as well as the heights of compassion of which we are capable. See the timeless piece at OBERON in Cambridge.