The Laramie Project
Raven Players in Healdsburg
October 18 – November 3, 2019
The Laramie Project is a powerful examination of the hate crime that shook our country.
By Moisés Kaufman
Directed by Steven David Martin
In 1998, Matthew Shepard, a twenty-one-year-old gay student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten, and left to die, tied to a fence outside Laramie, Wyoming. The story of that devastating hate crime is told through the actual words of Laramie residents.
Could this crime happen here? “Do you think I’ll be famous someday?” Laramie, just a regular place… Read the backstory.
Matthew Wayne Shepard (December 1,1976-October 12, 1998) was a gay student at the University of Wyoming, who was beaten, tortured and left to die near Laramie on October 6, 1998. Though this horrific hate crime took place 21 years ago, it is still to this day, unfortunately relevant. According to the FBI, hate crimes have increased for a third consecutive year with gender, race and religion being the top three categories. We will tell Matthew’s story, here at The Raven with ‘The Laramie Project’, opening October 18th.
Join us for the opening night of any production and stay afterward for a celebratory toast to the cast and crew!
Immediately following all Sunday matinees, members of the cast and crew will return to the stage to answer your questions.
$25 Senior 65+
$5 Student w/ID
Thursday Value Night: Adults & Seniors 2 for 1
Tickets also available at Copperfield’s in Healdsburg & Santa Rosa.
Raven Performing Arts Theater
115 North Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448