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AstonRep Theatre Company has announced the cast and production team for THE LARAMIE PROJECT written by Moisés Kaufman and the Members of Tectonic Theater Project and directed by Associate Artistic Director Derek Bertelsen.
Pictured: (top, l to r) Dana Anderson, Alexandra Bennett, Liz Cloud, Rob Frankel, Matt Harris, Roberto Jay, (bottom, l to r) Amy Kasper, Ray Kasper, Tim Larson, Erin O’Brien, Sara Pavlak McGuire and Chelsea Turner.
The production features Dana Anderson, Alexandra Bennett, Liz Cloud, Rob Frankel, Matt Harris, Roberto Jay, Amy Kasper, Ray Kasper, Tim Larson, Erin O’Brien, Sara Pavlak McGuire, and Chelsea Turner.
The creative team includes Jeremiah Barr (scenic design, props design, technical director), Uriel Gomez (costume design), Samantha Barr (lighting design, production manager), Robert Tobin (sound design), Krista Hansen (dialect coach), Sara Pavlak McGuire (assistant director), Dana Anderson (assistant director/dramaturg), and Kendal Romero (stage manager).
From the press release: “THE LARAMIE PROJECT presents a deeply complex portrait of a community’s response to the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, a young gay man living in Laramie, Wyoming. In a series of poignant reflections, the residents of Laramie react to the hate crime and surrounding media storm with anger, bewilderment and sorrow. The play portrays the seismic and deeply personal impact Matthew’s death had on this small town while also demonstrating the power of the human spirit to triumph over bigotry and violence. As we near the twentieth anniversary, Matthew Shepard’s story still reverberates, urging us on with its clarion call to confront the destructive power of bullying and hate, in all forms.”
THE LARAMIE PROJECT will play June 7 – July 8, 2018 at The Raven Theatre (West Stage), 6157 N. Clark St. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at astonrep.com or by calling (773) 828-9129.