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The Laramie Project
April 20 - April 24
On October 7, 1998, Matthew Shepard, a young gay man, was discovered bound to a fence outside Laramie, Wyoming, savagely beaten and left to die. His death became a national symbol of intolerance, but for the people of the town, the event was deeply personal. Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project constructed a deeply moving theatrical experience based on over 200 interviews they conducted with the citizens of Laramie during the aftermath of the beating and during the trial of the two young men accused of killing Shepard. The Laramie Project, one of the most-performed theatre pieces in America, is a breathtaking collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable. Directed by Jim Tasse.
UWM KSE508 Theatre Dates/Time:
April 20 – 23, 2022 7:30 p.m. CT
*SOLD OUT* Sunday, April 24, 2022 2:00 p.m. CT
*Performance with UWM Interpreter Training Program students
*Post performance talk back and reception with members of Milwaukee LGBTQ community leaders from Courage House MKE and Forge on April 21 & 22
General – $11
Senior/UWM Faculty and Staff – $9
Youth under 18/UWM Students – $7
fees/tax added at checkout
*Masks are encouraged at all UWM events.