The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later | What’s happening in Fairfield County, CT

The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later


*The event has already taken place on this date: Thu, 07/25/2019
On October 6, 1998, gay University of Wyoming student, Matthew Shepard left the Fireside Bar with Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson. The following day he was discovered on a prairie at the edge of town, tied to a fence, brutally beaten, and close to death. 6 days later he died. Ten years later on September 12th, 2008, five members of Tectonic returned to Laramie to try to understand the long-term effect of the murder. They found a town wrestling with its legacy and its place in history.
On October 6, 1998, gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard left the Fireside Bar with Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson. The following day he was discovered on a prairie at the edge of town, tied to a fence, brutally beaten, and close to death. Six days later Matthew Shepard died at Poudre Valley Hospital in Ft. Collins, Colorado. Ten years later on September 12th, 2008, five members of Tectonic returned to Laramie to try to understand the long-term effect of the murder. They found a town wrestling with its legacy and its place in history. Ten years later on September 12th, 2008, five members of Tectonic returned to Laramie to try to understand the long-term effect of the murder. They found a town wrestling with its legacy and its place in history. In addition to revisiting the folks whose words riveted us in the original play, this time around, the company also spoke with the two murderers, McKinney and Henderson, as well as Matthew's mother, Judy Shepard. THE LARAMIE PROJECT: TEN YEARS LATER is a bold new work, which asks the question, "How does society write its own history?"

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Location:

5 Brookside Avenue P.O. Box 836
New Milford, CT, 06776
United States

Phone:

860-350-6863
Contact name: 
Mary Kimball
Email address: 
The event has already taken place on this date: 
07/25/2019
Time: 
8 pm (7:30 pm reception)
Price: 
FREE

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