Blake School part of national theater project on hate crimes
Posted at 10:14 AM on October 12, 2009
by Marianne Combs
Filed under: Education, Theater
The famous "Laramie Project" - is getting an update tonight on stages around the world with the simultaneous reading of "The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later." The 'epilogue' focuses on the long-term effects of Matthew Shepard's murder has had on the town of Laramie, and includes interviews with both his mother and his killer, who's serving two consecutive life sentences.
In the Twin Cities area you can see the reading of the new work at the Guthrie Theater... or at the Blake School on its Hopkins campus. A cast of 14 Blake students and staff will take the stage to bring the town's story to life. The production is sponsored by The Blake School Gay Straight Alliance and all proceeds will go to the nonprofit Avenues for Homeless Youth.