THE LARAMIE PROJECT Opens On Day Of Matthew Shepard Interment Announcement

THE LARAMIE PROJECT Opens On Day Of Matthew Shepard Interment AnnouncementAs the Provincetown Theater's 20th anniversary production of The Laramie Project opens tonight, October 11, 2018 at the Birthplace of American Theater, it was announced that the ashes of Matthew Shepard will find their final resting place at the Washington National Cathedral.

"All of us involved in this production of telling Matthew's story in The Laramie Project - from the board and staff of the theater, the cast of the show, and its creative and production team -- are profoundly moved, and deeply grateful, that his remains will be interred in a safe place of such national significance," says Provincetown Theater Artistic Director David Drake. "It is our hope that people now, and generations to come, will be able to visit him, and meditate on Matthew's indelible spirit to learn from this horrific hate crime that took the life of a 21-year old man simply because he was gay."

The Provincetown Theater's production of The Laramie Project (running Oct 11-28) is directed by one of its creators, head writer of the Tectonic Theater Project, Leigh Fondakowski. Featuring a cast of ten, the play deftly employs verbatim interviews drawn from over 200 residents of Laramie, Wyoming following the brutal murder of Matthew Shepard in 1998 to tell his story, and how it changed its residents -- and our world.

The Provincetown Theater, is located at 238 Bradford Street, Provincetown, MA 02657. Performances are Thursdays thru Saturdays at 7pm, with Sunday matinees at 2pm. Tickets are $30-35, and can be obtained online at provincetowntheater.org. Or in-person at the Provincetown Theater Downtown Box Office, 230 Commercial Street, Wednesdays - Saturdays, noon - 6pm. For more information, please call 508.487.7487.

With a history inspired by the original Provincetown Players of 1916, the Provincetown Theater is owned and managed by the Provincetown Theater Foundation (PTF). A 501c3 not-for-profit performing arts institution, the Provincetown Theater produces year-round entertainment on the tip of Cape Cod at the Birthplace of American Theater. Sponsorship for the 2018 season is due, in large part, to the generous support of Cape Air, WOMR, 102.3 Dunes FM, Hook, Strangers & Saints, Victor's, East End Market, Scott Allegretti,DDS, the Provincetown Tourism Fund, the Schoolman Trust, the Palette Fund, and in partnership with Provincetown Magazine.

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