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The Laramie Project - A play Depicting the Michael Shepard Story

Event date: 
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 7:00pm to Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 7:00pm
Grandview Heights High School Auditorium

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Grandview Heights High School is proud to present The Laramie Project by Moises Kaufman and the Members of the Tectonic Theater Project and directed by April Olt. On October 6, 1998, Matthew Shepard was beaten and left to die on a fence in the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming. He died six days later. His murder was called a hate crime and brought attention to the lack of hate crime legislation in various states, including Wyoming. A month after his murder, the members of the Tectonic Theater Project traveled to Laramie and interviewed the people of the town. The Laramie Project was developed from these interviews and published news reports. This production features 16 actors playing more than 60 characters. This piece has been seen by more than 30 million people around the country. To purchase tickets and for more information, go to the Performing Arts page


Please note that this show is not suitable for young audiences as it contains strong adult language, adult situations, and adult subject matter including descriptions of violence in brutal hate crime. 


The Laramie Project cast includes Bryan Gilleland, Sarah Anne Kauffmam, Aidan Young, Hannah Tose, Lauren Hartman, Kristin Long, Devon White, Sophie Beacom, Micah Clark, Sally Hofmans-Currie, Mary Beth Kauffman, Mia Marcellana, Erin McLauchlan, Jenna Keller, Aria Cadeau, Brad Jagers, along with support from Ellie Kahle, Treya Moore, Emily Rutter, Liz McDermott, Nikki Doolittle, Maya Hanscel, Audra Naille, and Ava Rehbeck. The Student Director is Kendal Ritchey, Assistant Director: Maya Hanscel,  Stage Manager: Em Larsen, Assistant Stage Managers:  Nikki Doolittle, Ava Rehbeck, and Audra Naille


All performances will be held at the Grandview Heights High School Auditorium at 1587 West Third Avenue. For ticket information contact Teresa Clayton at 614-485-4000 or go to through the Performing Arts link.


The performance will be held in the Grandview Heights High School auditorium located at 1587 West Third Avenue, Columbus, OH 43212.  Parking is available in lots adjacent and across the street from the school as well as parking on the street.