South Eugene High School Theater presents The Laramie Project, performed in repertory with its sequel The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later, both written by Moises Kaufman and the members of Tectonic Theater Project. Told through interviews conducted by members of the company, The Laramie Project, directed by head of the department Pat Avery, tells the true story of the town of Laramie, Wyoming after the vicious beating and murder of gay college student Matthew Shepard in 1998. The play has since become one of the most produced in the nation. In The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later, directed by Emma Mowry, the company revisits the community in order to understand and communicate the change and long-term effect of the event.
The shows run in repertory for two weekends at the South Eugene High School auditorium. The Laramie Project shows at 7 PM, November 2nd, 4th, 9th, and 11th; The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later shows at 7 PM, November 3rd and 10th, with Sunday matinees at 2 PM, November 5th and 12th. Tickets are $7 for students and seniors, $10 for adults, and can be purchased online at southeugenetheater.org or at the box office before the show. Season tickets are also available online. For more information call the South Eugene Theater box office at 541-790-8070.