London Theatre Workshop to Present Staged Readings of THE LARAMIE PROJECT, 10/12-13
The London Theatre Workshop is pleased to announce 3 performances of a staged reading of "The Laramie Project" to take place Upstairs at the Southern Cross on October 12th and 13th, exactly 15 years after the death of Matthew Shepard, the young gay man about whom the play was written.
The performances will be directed by The London Theatre Workshop's Associate Producer, Brandon Force, and will be presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd.
The play, written by Moisés Kaufman and the members of the Tectonic Theater Company, is composed of verbatim interviews with the inhabitants of the town of Laramie, Wyoming following the death of Matthew Shepard on October 12th, 1998, as a result of injuries sustained in an attack which took place 5 days earlier. Ray Rackham, Artistic Director of The London Theatre Workshop, describes the event with the following quote: "Exactly 15 years after the death of Matthew Shepard, to the day, the London Theatre Workshop presents a staged reading of this pioneering piece of theatre as a response to the ongoing brutal attacks against gays and lesbians in Russia and around the world in the recent months. This summer has also seen gay people attacked because of their sexual orientation in New York and in the UK. We wish to use this opportunity to promote Matthew Shepard's legacy of combating hate with understanding, compassion, and acceptance."
Performances will take place Upstairs at the Southern Cross on October 12th, 2013 at 7.30pm and on October 13th, 2013 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. A Question & Answer Session with members of the company will follow the Sunday afternoon reading.
Tickets are available for £10, from our website: http://upstairsatthesoutherncross.co.uk/
For every ticket sold, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Matthew Shepard Foundation. http://upstairsatthesoutherncross.co.uk/the-laramie-project/.