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Seattle Central Drama Department Presents The Laramie Project
May 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until June 1, 2019
One event on June 6, 2019 at 7:30pm
One event on June 7, 2019 at 2:00pm
In October 1998 in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming, Matthew Shepard, a 21 year old student at the University of Wyoming, was tied to a fence post, severely beaten, robbed, , tortured and left, alone, to die. His body — battered, bloody, barely clinging to life — was discovered eighteen hours later. He was rushed to the hospital and put on life support. He died five days later. The reason for this brutal crime? Matthew Shepard was gay. 10 years later the Matthew Shepard legislation was signed into law by President Obama making it the first meaningful Hate Crimes legislation signed into law in the United States. Come and see this story re-enacted and remember why we must never forget this young man who gave his life in the name of love.
6 Performances: Thur/Fri/Sat, May 30/31/June 1 and Thur/Fri/Sat, June 6-8
All shows at 7:30pm except for the Saturday, June 8 show at 2pm
Friday May 31st and Saturday June 8th shows with ASL interpreters
CASH ONLY AT DOOR!
General Admission: $10