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CSM Presents The Laramie Cycle

CSM Presents The Laramie Cycle

Published on: Sunday, 22 March 2015


Venue
The Stack Theatre, CIT Cork School of Music, Union Quay, Cork

Tickets: €15, €10 (concessions) online from events.cit.ie

The Laramie Project

 

  The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later

Wednesday 25th March 2015 @ 7.30pm
Thursday 26th March 2015 @ 2.00pm
Friday 27th March 2015 @ 7.30pm
Saturday 28th March 2015 @ 7.30pm
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  Thursday 26th March 2015 @ 7.30pm
  Saturday 28th March 2015 @ 2.00pm

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The CIT Cork School of Music BA (Honours) in Theatre & Drama Studies is proud to present THE Laramie Project and The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later, a breath-taking theatrical collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.

In October 1998 a twenty-one-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten and left to die, tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. His bloody, bruised and battered 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 the victim of this assault because he was gay. Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project made six trips to Laramie and conducted more than 200 interviews with the people of the town. Kaufman and Tectonic Theater members have constructed a deeply moving theatrical event from these interviews and their own experiences.

This production will be performed by the third-year students of the BA in Theatre and Drama Studies at CSM and is the first public showing of their work. Directed by award-winning theatre director Joseph C. Walsh, newly-appointed lecturer to the College, this will be an exciting opportunity to see the future of Irish Theatre.

THE LARAMIE PROJECT will be presented in repertory with THE LARAMIE PROJECT: TEN YEARS LATER.
This work examines what has happened in the ten years since Matthew Shepard's murder. Has Matthew's murder had a lasting impact on society? How has the town changed as a result of that event? What does life in Laramie tell us about life in our own communities ten years later? How much of history depends on who is telling the story? This will be the first time these two modern masterpieces will be presented together in Ireland as, what has been referred to as, THE LARAMIE CYCLE. You will not want to miss this theatrical event and the chance to support the next generation of theatre artists.

For further information please contact: JosephColeman.Walsh@cit.ie


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