February 7, 2011
'The Laramie Project' to be performed at Marquette
Matthew Shepard’s mother to speak on campus March 1Event Information:
Date: Feb. 24 –
March 6, 2011
Time: Thursday –
Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, 2:30 p.m.
Place: Evan P. and Marion Helfaer Theatre
525 N. 13th St.
MILWAUKEE – In October 1998 Matthew Shepard was kidnapped, severely beaten and left to die, tied to a fence on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyo. Weeks later, Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project visited Laramie. Over the course of the next year they conducted interviews with people of the town and from this wrote The Laramie Project
, a play chronicling the town in the year after the murder.The Laramie Project
is a breathtaking theatrical collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink, and the heights of compassion of which we are also capable. This play is partially supported by the Theatre and Social Justice Fund. The performance will run:
• Thursday, Feb. 24, through Saturday, Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m.
• Sunday, February 27, 2:30 p.m.
• Wednesday, March 2, through Saturday, March 5, 7:30 p.m.
• Sunday, March 6, 2:30 p.m.
Ticket prices for the general public range from $16 to $20. Discounts are offered to senior citizens, Marquette students, employees and alumni. Tickets can be purchased by contacting the box office at (414) 288-7504 or online
.Judy Shepard, mother of Matthew Shepard, will speak Tuesday, March 1, at 7 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave. A Q&A session and book signing will follow her presentation.
Media interested in attending any of the performances or the Shepard speech should contact Christopher Stolarski in the Office of Marketing and Communication at (414) 288-1988 or firstname.lastname@example.org