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Falcon Players present “The Laramie Project” Nov. 7-10

Posted 11/04/13

The Falcon Theater Company, Fitchburg State University’s student-run theater club, will present the celebrated play “The Laramie Project” at Percival Auditorium in Percival Hall, 254 Highland Ave., from Thursday, Nov. 7 through Sunday, Nov. 10. Admission is free but contributions will be accepted at the door.

“The Laramie Project” was inspired by the reaction to the 1998 beating murder of gay college student Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyo.

“This show captures the feeling of the town as they deal with the onslaught of media and stereotypes while also relaying the true story of Matthew Shepard,” said Fitchburg State student Kelly Quinn, who is directing the show. “Matthew Shepard was beaten into critical condition and eventually died from the injuries he sustained on October 12, 1998. Fifteen years later, I hope that you join us in remembering him, the town of Laramie, and all its residents.”

Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, Friday, Nov. 8 and Saturday, Nov. 9, with a matinee at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10.

Cast members include Kenny Clancy, Teresa Cortes, Mike Daniel, Mary Darling, Shaun Downey, Tori Fair, Rebekah Sage Harris, Merrick Henry, Shelby Kolick, Jack Low, Chris Masih, Jennifer Shubitowski and Sam Witherow. The producer is Libby Taylor and technical director is Brendan Wilkins.

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