Art Fights Hate – ‘The Laramie Project’ Opens at the Hole in the Wall Theater Sept 22nd

The Hole in the Wall Theater and Director Dennis Hull are presenting ‘The Laramie Project’, by Moises Kaufman and members of Tectonic Theater Company, opening September 22nd.

The Laramie Project is set in Laramie, Wyoming after the fatal beating of gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard. The Tectonic Theater Company’s website describes the history of the play.

In October 1998 Matthew Shepard was kidnapped, severely beaten and left to die, tied to a fence on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming. Five weeks later, Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project went to Laramie, and over the course of the next year, conducted more than 200 interviews with people of the town. From these interviews they wrote the play The Laramie Project, a chronicle of the life of the town of Laramie in the year after the murder. THE LARAMIE PROJECT is one of the most performed plays in America today.

The Hole in the Wall has announced the cast of its production of the widely acclaimed play, which includes John Bosco of New Britain, Mark Lindo of Farmington, Keith Giard of South Windsor, Cecilia Gigliotti of New Britain, Victor Tellez of New Britain, Rhoze Merlyn Faraci of Middletown, Alan Burkholder of Bristol, Barbara Gallow of Newington, Kristin Harrison of Naugatuck and Tracy Perugini of Wolcott.

The Hole in the Wall says that, “This talented cast will be playing multiple roles to tell the tragic, and often uplifting, story of an American tragedy.”

The performances will be:

  • Friday, September 22, 2017 at 8:00pm.
  • Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 8:00pm.
  • Friday, September 29, 2017 at 8:00pm.
  • Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 8:00pm.
  • Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 2:00pm.
  • Friday, October 6, 2017 at 8:00pm.
  • Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 8:00pm.
  • Friday, October 13, 2017 at 8:00pm.
  • Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 8:00pm.

General admission is $20. For students and seniors with an ID, admission is $15. September 29th is “pay what you can night”. Reservations can be made at www.hitw.org or by calling (860) 229-3049.