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The Laramie Project

Aug 8, 2014 - Aug 10, 2014
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Workhouse Arts Center
9601 Ox Road
Lorton, VA

Friday, August 8 & Saturday, August 9 at 7:30pm; Sunday, August 10 at 2pm. Located in the W-3 Theatre at the Workhouse Arts Center.

Presented by Front and Center Productions. By Moises Kaufman.

Laramie, Wyoming. Population 26, 687. “The Gem City of the Plains”. The site of a tragic crime.

On October 7, 1998, Matthew Shepard, a twenty-one-year old gay student at the University of Wyoming, was kidnapped, tied to a fence, and severely beaten where he was left to die. His bloody, bruised and battered body wasn’t discovered until the next morning, and he died a few days later. THE LARAMIE PROJECT is an award-winning play based on hundreds of interviews with friends, residents and others connected to the story. It is a breathtaking theatrical collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink, and the heights of compassion of which we are capable. How does a community cope with such a terrible crime? What do we learn? How do we make good out of such evil?

*Limited seating, advance ticket reservations are recommended for this event. Reserved tickets may be collected at Will Call beginning 30 minutes prior to event, doors open for seating 30 minutes prior.

Event Link: http://www.workhousearts.org/events/performing-arts/laramie-project

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