Delta Drama presents “The Laramie Project,” a highly acclaimed play based on the 1998 slaying of University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard, who was murdered for being openly gay.
Writer Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project made six trips to Wyoming shortly after the crime, conducting more than 200 interviews with the surrounding community. From these interviews, the group was able to create an inspiring reproduction of the response from a grieving community.
In honor of the 20th anniversary of Matthew Shepard’s death, Delta Drama actors have reconstructed this deeply moving theatrical experiment. “The Laramie Project” is a breathtaking collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.
“The Laramie Project” will be performed Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 19 and 20 and Oct. 26 and 27 at 7 p.m. at the Alfred H. Muller Studio Theatre. Additionally, 2 p.m. matinee shows are scheduled for Sundays, Oct. 21 and Oct. 28.
The play is recommended for those 12 years and older. Tickets are $9 for adults and $4 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased at dca.deltacollege.edu or by phone at (209) 954-5110 (add $3 per order).
The production staff includes Director: Greg Foro, Assistant Director: Charles Williams, Lighting Designer: Kevin Bautch, Set Designer: Kevin Bautch, Costume Designer: Johnathan Singer, and Sound Design: Greg Foro and Josh Smulo.
Cast members are Adrion Barker, Zemmoia Bryant, Troy Cobb, Jaida Cornish, Joseph Dahl, Nick Giovannoni, Aaron Jones, Katelyn Kenyon, Vanessa Riley, Daniela Santiuste-Loera, Melissa Sandoval, and Chris Smith.