White Plains Performing Arts Center Conservatory Theatre is digging deep into a painful, powerful moment in the past, presenting “The Laramie Project” and its sequel “The Laramie Project Ten Years Later: An Epilogue” the weekend of April 20, 21 and 22.
“The Laramie Project,” the ground-breaking work of Moises Kaufman’s Tectonic Theater Project, employed a guerrilla-theater tactic, sending a team of interviewers to Laramie, Wyo., in the wake of the brutal 1998 killing of Matthew Shepard, who was left for dead, tied to a split-rail fence in the high desert outside of Laramie. The play includes the voices of those interviewed and those who conducted the interviews.
“The Laramie Project Ten Years Later: An Epilogue” catches up with the same people a decade later, to see if attitudes had changed in the intervening years.
“The Laramie Project,” directed by Jorge Acosta, runs at 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. April 20 and at 2 p.m. April 22. “The Laramie Project Ten Years Later: An Epilogue,” directed by Jeremy Quinn, runs April 21 at 8, April 22 at 6 and April 23 at 10 a.m.
Tickets are $23, $17 for high-school-age or younger. Ten percent discount for groups of 15 or more.
White Plains PAC is at 11 City Place, White Plains. 914-328-1600 or the White Plains PAC website.
Photos: Left, Jeremy Quinn; right, Jorge Acosta.