See the ‘The Laramie Project’ This Weekend at USF
See one of the last performances of The Laramie Project by Moises Kaufman at the University of Sioux Falls April 26th, 27th and 28th. The play is based on interviews with people from Laramie, Wyoming about the 1998 murder of University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard. The play is described as a performance that "...explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable."
"In October 1998, a 21-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten and left to die, tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. His bloody, bruised and battered body was not discovered until the next day, and he died several days later in an area hospital. His name was Matthew Shepard, and he was the victim of this assault because he was gay."