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The Laramie Project 2021

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Starting Friday, April 2, Pace Performing Arts will explore the story of Matthew Shepard’s life and devastating death in a powerful retelling of a real-life event that shook a community—and the world—to its core.

In October 1998, Matthew Shepard was found severely beaten and tied to a fence post on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming. The 21-year-old student was rushed to hospital, where he died five days later. The Laramie Project records how the community reacted to this tragic event that unfolded on their home soil. Join the Pace Performing Arts as we (virtually) meet the community of Laramie, Wyoming, and hear the retelling of Matthew Shepard’s life and devastating death.

Reserve your tickets for The Laramie Project! Performances will take place as follows:

  • >> Friday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m.
  • >> Saturday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m.
  • >> Saturday, April 3, at 2:00 p.m.

The performance is directed by Professor Benita de Wit. Please be aware that The Laramie Project deals with sensitive topics including homophobia, hate crimes, violence (not depicted, but graphically discussed), strong language, and sexual violence (not depicted, but discussed).

Important Details to Note Prior to Reserving Your Tickets

  • >> This virtual production will be taking place online through a Zoom webinar.
  • >> You MUST reserve your tickets under the name and email that you will use to sign in to the virtual production.
  • >> Only one device per ticket will be allowed to join the virtual production.
  • >> In addition to the confirmation email from Brown Paper Tickets, you will receive reminder emails one week, one day, and one hour prior to the virtual production.
  • >> In the email to be sent one week prior, you will be sent a registration link for the virtual production. Reminders will be sent one day prior.
  • >> In the email to be sent one hour prior, you will receive the link to join the Zoom webinar, a virtual program, and information regarding talkbacks that will follow each performance.
  • >> It is mandatory that you provide an email address when purchasing a ticket in order to receive a link and password for the production.
  • >> Tickets sales will end two hours prior to showtime.