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The Winthrop Playhouse
At Belcher Street 60 Hermon Street Winthrop, MA 02152
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"The Laramie Project"
10 ratings
4.8 average rating
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8 reviews
1 stars
attended May 05 2012

The Play was excellent. Very well done. The actors were all great. We were very pleasantly surprised.

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5 reviews
1 stars
attended May 06 2012

This was my first time attending a play at The Winthrop Theater, but it will not be my last. The ensemble worked together beautifully; the director gave good range to the expression of the emotions developed by the events of that shockingly...continued

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5 reviews
4 stars
attended Apr 27 2012

Wonderful cast for such a dramatic play

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The Laramie Project is a play by Moises Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project about the reaction to the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay University of Wyoming student, in Laramie, Wyoming. The murder was denounced as a hate crime motivated by homophobia and brought attention to the lack of hate crime laws in various states, including Wyoming.

A chorus of voices brings to life the thoughts and feelings of the people of Laramie, Wyoming. The play draws on hundreds of interviews conducted by the theatre company with inhabitants of the town, company members’ own journal entries and published news reports. It is divided into three acts, with more than sixty characters in a series of short scenes.