The North Idaho College Theatre Department is presenting “The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later” at 7:30 p.m. April 17-19 and April 24-26 in Boswell Hall Schuler Performing Arts Center.
A decade after creating “The Laramie Project,” Moisès Kaufman and the Tectonic Theatre Project decided to follow up and explore the long-term effects of the Matthew Shepard murder on the Laramie, Wyo. community. They expected to create a short epilogue to be used with “The Laramie Project,” but what they found was a story complex enough that the epilogue became this full-length play. The play particularly documents the attempts at rewriting the history of the murder. Eight actors play the roles of the various people interviewed, whose words serve as the dialogue for this play. Like “The Laramie Project,” no words are fictional - all come directly from interviews with Tectonic Theatre Project or from court or police records. This is a powerful play that reminds us to respect the dignity of all members in our community.
There will be talk-backs with the audience and company following the play on April 18, 19 and 25. All of these events are free and open to the public.
The cast includes NIC students Jason Burdette, Megan Curran, Patrick O'Farrell, Patric Schwaab, Katie Taylor, and Sam Williamson. Also included in the cast are former NIC students Jonathan Breitkreutz, Lindsay Teter, and Loretta Underwood. Breitkreutz and Underwood were in NIC’s production of “The Laramie Project” in 2010.
The play is intended for mature audiences. Please do not bring infants; no late seating. “The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later” is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York