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About The Laramie Project

The Laramie Project presents a deeply complex portrait of a community’s response to the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, a young gay man living in Laramie, Wyoming. In a series of poignant reflections, the residents of Laramie react to the hate crime and surrounding media storm with anger, bewilderment and sorrow. The play portrays the seismic and deeply personal impact Matthew’s death had on this small town while also demonstrating the power of the human spirit to triumph over bigotry and violence. As we near the twentieth anniversary, Matthew Shepard’s story still reverberates, urging us on with its clarion call to confront the destructive power of bullying and hate, in all forms.

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Recommended for ages 14 and up.

Aston Rep on The West Stage at the Raven Theatre Complex

6157 N Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60660

Raven Theatre is committed to presenting the range of modern drama. Through a vigorous program of full productions and new play development, Raven creates a powerful and welcoming environment in which artists hone their skills, and patrons experience high quality programming that is easily accessible to all.

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