The Laramie Project

By Moisés Kaufman and the Tectonic Theater Project

Directed by J.R. Sullivan

In 1998, Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old gay college student, was kidnapped, tied to a fence, and brutally beaten to death outside Laramie, Wyoming. Four weeks later, Moisés Kaufman and his Tectonic Theater Company arrived in Laramie. They were drawn there by the promise of exploring issues that were lost in the media circus. Over the next year, they conducted more than 200 interviews with friends, family, doctors, clergy members, and other residents. These interviews, combined with trial transcripts and Tectonic's own reflections, form a story of great sadness, beauty, and revelation. In the words of its creators, The Laramie Project is a breathtaking theatrical collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion we are capable of. New York director J.R. Sullivan returns to the Rep to lead this production.

Produced by The Rep

Presented at the Madison Civic Center in the Isthmus Playhouse in the Madison Civic Center.

Performances: March 7-30, 2003

Tickets are priced at $28 for Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday performances, and $34 for Friday and Saturday performances. The Rep also offers Cheap Seats, a low-cost alternative for patrons who cannot afford the cost of a full-priced ticket. A limited number of Cheap Seats will be available for any performance in the Isthmus Playhouse at a price of $10. In addition, the Rep will now offer 50% off full-priced tickets for students who present a valid ID upon purchase.

Single show tickets on sale at the Madison Civic Center Ticket Office 608-258-4141, 211 State Street, Madison.