27 Jun 2017

Tuesday 27 June 2017

170541 LIB The Laramie Project A3 Low Res

Join us at this year's Senior Drama Production, The Laramie Project. 

Date: Tuesday 27 - Thursday 29 June
Great Hall, King's College

The old proverb says it takes a village to raise a child, but what happens when a small town kills one of their own sons? What kind of suffering is inflicted on the victim, his family and friends? What sort of environment produces killers? How are prejudices used to support the brutal treatment of one of their own?

A community divided by a tragedy is thrust into the media spotlight. This senseless murder in a small town reflected a nation's grief and prejudice. A young man's death caused a nation to pause. For some citizens to live in the land of the free, they must hide their truth. 

Laramie, a small rural American town of 26,000 people, became the focus of a media frenzy in 1998. This play is based on over 200 interviews carried out between 1998 and 1999, following the tragic death of Matthew Shepard. Our cast of 20 students play over 60 characters to bring this masterpiece of verbatim theatre to the stage, to re-tell the story of Matthew.

 Tickets are now available. Book now to ensure that you don’t miss out on this event.