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The Laramie Project Based on interviews and official records, The Laramie Project traces the tragic story of Matthew Shepard, the 21-year-old student...The Laramie Project Based on interviews and official records, The Laramie Project traces the tragic story of Matthew Shepard, the 21-year-old student...2000-06-02
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The Laramie Project

Director: Moises Kaufman; Author: Moises Kaufman

Based on interviews and official records, The Laramie Project traces the tragic story of Matthew Shepard, the 21-year-old student beaten to death because he was gay. The eight actors — who also conducted the interviews — treat theater as journalism. They bend over backward to be objective. And that robs the play of the anger it needs. But this is a compelling and important story. Just the facts are enough to move you to tears. B