All performances listed here are at Higher Ground Inc, 9 Light Square, Adelaide.
HIGHER GROUND Inc.
presents a production by
EARLY WORX in theatre and art
South Australian premiere of
THE LARAMIE PROJECT
TEN YEARS LATER
Strictly Limited Season
Oct 4, 5, 6
10, 11, 12, 13, 14
All performances: 7:30pm
Directed by award winning Adelaide director Charles Sanders and staring a plethora of Adelaide's best young and emerging performers.
Fringe Benefits: $17
In 1998 Matthew Shepard, a young gay man, was brutally bashed and left to die just outside his home town of Laramie, Wyoming. Later than year The Tectonic Theatre Project traveled to Laramie, interviewing hundreds of people in the town about Matthew's murder, and created, from their words, 'The Laramie Project'.
In 2008 Tectonic returned to Laramie to see what, if anything, had changed in ten years.
'Ten Years Later' is the result of what they found.
Every word of Ten Years Later is verbatim - the real words, of real people, directly affected by the murder of Matthew Shepherd.
The play contains intimate confessions from residents of Laramie - including the police officers who were first on the scene, Matthew's lecturers and the University of Wyoming and many others - as well as both of Matthew's murderers, and his mother Judy - once reclusive, now a public figure and aggressive advocate of gay rights and hate crimes legislation.
Going beneath the surface facts of the murder and its aftermath 'Ten Years Later' asks if and how we, as individuals and as societies, progress in the wake of brutality. The conclusions will shock you, touch you, and perhaps inspire you to change yourself.