‘Laramie Project’ to open June 9 for weekend run

The “Laramie Project” will be presented on the Port Aransas Community Theatre stage Thursday through Sunday, June 9 through 12, as part of Corpus Christi Pride 2022.

Show times are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $22 per person for general admission seating. They can be purchased online at www.portaransascommunitytheatre.com.

The PACT provided the following information about the production:

“In October 1998 a 21-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten and left tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming.

“His body was not discovered until the next day and he died several days later in an area hospital.

“His name was Matthew Shepard and he was a victim of the assault because he was gay.

“Moises Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project made six trips to Laramie over the course of a year and a half after the beating and during the trial of the two men accused of killing Shepard.

“The project members interviewed more than 200 people directly connected to the case and those who were citizens of the town.

“They constructed a moving theatrical experience from the interviews and their own experiences in Laramie.

“The Laramie Project is a collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.”

Ken Yarbrough is the director.

Starring in the show are Clare Adams, Rick Adams, Jessica Albert, Chris Alexander, Kerri Alexander, Rev. J. James Derkits, Forrest Garlough, Paul Klemm, Sandy Klemm, Heath Lauseng, Susan Lauseng, Debby Leal-Ramirez, Alysabeth Lipman, Glenda McCormick, Tre Minor, Morgan Milligan, Emily Reiger, Ethan Sullivan, Raina Smith, Russ Walker, Jacob Williams, Ashlyn Wooldridge and Yarbrough.

The PACT is located at 2327 State highway 361.

For more information, go to the PACT website.

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