2018-11-02 / Community

Cape puts on ‘Laramie Project’

The Cape Elizabeth Theatre Department opens its 2018-2019 season with Moises Kaufman’s “The Laramie Project.”

It’s staged at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 15-17 and 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18. Tickets available online 11/5 at http://www.tututix.com/cehstheatre/ or at the door. The show contains a mature theme and language may not be appropriate for all ages.

The play draws a clear and poignant picture of the citizens of Laramie, Wyoming and the surrounding area, tracing the events and aftermath of the killing of Matthew Shepard, a young, gay college student, whose death caused a national outcry, and raised public awareness of the lack of hate crimes laws in many states.

It has been 20 years since Matthew Shepard’s death. they play serves as a strong and ultimately uplifting testament to the value of every life and the responsibility of individuals to be vigilant in protecting and treasuring those lives as if they were our own.

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