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UWFox Drama Club Presents 'The Laramie Project'

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The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley Drama Club will perform "The Laramie Project" at the Baehman Theatre within the Communication Arts Center at UWFox. Performances are scheduled for December 3, 4 and 5 at 7 p.m.

The theater piece was inspired by the horrific events of October 7, 1998, when a young gay man was discovered bound to a fence in the hills outside Laramie, Wyoming, savagely beaten and left to die in an act of brutality and hate that shocked a nation.  The Tectonic Theatre Project went to Laramie, Wyoming, in the aftermath of Matthew Shepard’s brutal murder.  After two years and two hundred interviews The Laramie Project emerged.  Shepard’s death became a national symbol of intolerance, but for the people of Laramie the event was deeply personal, and it is 60 of their voices that are heard in this theatre piece.

"The Laramie Project" is directed by UWFox student and drama club president Sean Baldwin. Baldwin has embraced the challenge as an independent study project and as the inaugural student-directed performance in the new Lucia Baehman Theatre at UWFox.  "This production faces all issues pertaining to discrimination, hatred, confusion, and compassion, all of which are able to bring Matthew's story alive on stage," Baldwin commented.

All tickets are $5 and can be purchased online at https://foxtickets.uwc.edu/ or by calling the box office at (920)832-2646.

Posted 12/03/2009