The Laramie Project: Acclaimed Play About the Matthew Shepard Murder
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The last date listed for The Laramie Project was Tuesday October 15, 2013 / 7:30pm.
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This warmhearted, humorous play that won Alfred Uhry the 1988 Pulitzer looks at the unexpected friendship between a fiercely independent Southern white woman and her African-American chauffeur. It's 1948, and after Daisy, an elderly Jewish widow who lives in Atlanta, has a driving mishap in which her automobile is demolished, her son hires Hoke Colburn to be her driver. Initially resistant, Miss Daisy gradually starts to accept Hoke over time, and an unlikely friendship begins to grow between the two. Ultimately a sweet tale of the transformative power of true friendship, the play also touches on the racism and prejudice that permeated the South at the time. Acclaimed Washington stage actors Nancy Robinette (called the Meryl Streep of Washington theater) and Craig Wallace return to Ford's to perform in this beloved classic. Learn More
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The actors were all really talented. They played multiple roles and had top notch performances. There were two intermissions and it was a bit on the long side (2.5 hours with intermissions), but we thoroughly enjoyed the adaptation of the movie. Very moving and poignant.
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An excellent performance! All the more remarkable because the cast did it with just some basic props, lighting, and sound effects. The murder of Matthew Shepard occurred 15 years ago, but "The Laramie Project" continues to be relevant and moving...continued
This show’s running time is two hours and 30 minutes, including two intermissions.
Due to mature themes, descriptions of violence and profanity, this show is recommended for those age 13 or older.