Laramie Epilogue Comes Alive

The Clarence Brown Theater Company and the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church’s Performing Arts and Lecture Series have been selected to be participants in the worldwide premiere of The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later, an Epilogue. Here’s the numerical deal on the event:

Monday, Oct. 12 simultaneous staged reading of Project Epilogue—Ten Years Later, the sequel to The Laramie Project

7:45 p.m., performance begins at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist church at 2931 Kingston Pike

Free admission

130 theater companies in 50 states, Canada, Great Britain, Spain, Hong Kong, and Australia that will read the sequel at the same time

Oct. 12, 1998 death of Matthew Shepard, a gay 21-year-old college student found brutally beaten and left to die on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyo.

200 conversations conducted with Laramie residents by Moises Kaufman and other members of New York’s Tectonic Theater Company that became the framework for The Laramie Project play, which opened in 2000, and subsequent 2002 HBO movie adaptation

50 million people worldwide who have seen The Laramie Project play or movie

2008 Kaufman and four other company members return to Laramie for new interviews that became the basis for Epilogue

2 men murdered Shepard—Russell Henderson and Aaron McKinney—and are both serving two consecutive life sentences. They were interviewed for Epilogue, as was Judy Shepard, Matthew’s mother

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