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Greeley Students Present 'The Laramie Project'

Students at Horace Greeley High School will perform in renditions of "The Laramie Project," a play about the 1998 beating and death of Matthew Shepard.
Students at Horace Greeley High School will perform in renditions of "The Laramie Project," a play about the 1998 beating and death of Matthew Shepard. Photo Credit: Contributed

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- Students at Horace Greeley High School will perform four renditions of "The Laramie Project," a play about the 1998 beating and death of Matthew Shepherd in Laramie, Wyoming.

The death of Shepherd, who was attacked because he was gay, made headlines and resulted in a 2009 federal hate-crimes law passed in his memory.

"Matthew Shepherd’s death became a national symbol of intolerance, but for the people of the town, the event was deeply personal," an announcement about the play notes. "In the aftermath, Moises Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project went to Laramie and conducted more than 200 interviews with its citizens. From transcripts, the playwrights constructed an extraordinary chronicle of life in the town after the murder. Since its premiere, The Laramie Project has become a modern classic and one of the most-performed theater pieces in America."

The renditions will be performed at the school on March 8, 9 and 10 at 7 p.m., and on March 11 at 8 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased here.

A full list of the cast and crew can be found here.

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