AstonRep Theatre Company Announces Casting for THE LARAMIE PROJECT
AstonRep Theatre Company has announced casting for THE LARAMIE PROJECT, a community's deeply-moving response to the 1998 murder of gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard, written by Moisés Kaufman and the Members of Tectonic Theater Project anddirected by Associate Artistic Director Derek Bertelsen.
THE LARAMIE PROJECTwill feature and ensemble cast including Dana Anderson*, Alexandra Bennett*,Liz Cloud,Rob Frankel,Matt Harris*,Roberto Jay,Amy Kasper*,Ray Kasper*, Tim Larson*,Erin O'Brien,Sara Pavlak McGuire*and Chelsea Turner.
THE LARAMIE PROJECTpresents a deeply complex portrait of a community's response to the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, a young gay man living in Laramie, Wyoming. In a series of poignant reflections, the residents of Laramie react to the hate crime and surrounding media storm with anger, bewilderment and sorrow. The play portrays the seismic and deeply personal impact Matthew's death had on this small town while also demonstrating the power of the human spirit to triumph over bigotry and violence. As we near the twentieth anniversary, Matthew Shepard's story still reverberates, urging us on with its clarion call to confront the destructive power of bullying and hate, in all forms.
The production team for THE LARAMIE PROJECTincludes Jeremiah Barr* (scenic design, props design, technical director), Uriel Gomez(costume design), Samantha Barr*(lighting design, production manager), Robert Tobin*(sound design), Krista Hansen(dialect coach), Sara Pavlak McGuire*(assistant director), Dana Anderson*(assistant director/dramaturg) and Kendal Romero(stage manager).
*Denotes AstonRep Company Members.
Title:THE LARAMIE PROJECT
Written by:Moisés Kaufman and the Members of Tectonic Theater Project
Directed by: Associate Artistic Director Derek Bertelsen
Location:The Raven Theatre (West Stage), 6157 N. Clark St., Chicago
Dates:Preview: Thursday, June 7 and Friday, June 8 at 8 pm
Press performance: Saturday, June 9 at 8 pm
Regular run: Sunday, June 10 - Sunday, July 8, 2018
Curtain Times: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm; Sundays at 3:30 pm
Tickets:Preview: $12; Regular run: $25. Student/seniors $15.Tickets go on sale at www.astonrep.com or by calling (773) 828-9129.