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CCC's Page on the Stage Presents Free 'Laramie Project' Reading

 

Stages at Camden County College’s The Page on the Stage will present a free reading of “The Laramie Project” at 7 p.m. April 10 in The Little Theater on the Blackwood Campus.

On Oct. 7, 1998, 21-year-old University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard, who was gay, was kidnapped, beaten into a coma, tied to a fence and left to die outside the town of Laramie, Wyo. Never regaining consciousness, he remained on full life support until he died five days later.

“The Laramie Project” was written by Moises Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theatre Company. They conducted more than 200 interviews with local residents and crafted the play to chronicle life in Laramie throughout the year following Shepherd’s murder. Today, it is one of the most performed plays in America.

The Page on the Stage features Camden County College theater students reading from interesting, though-provoking contemporary plays. Its production of “The Laramie Project” includes CCC students Dana Lee Capana, Julian Class, Jordan Leeks, Brielle Maugeri, Erika Roiken, Thomas Ryan and Villeen Wright. Directing is Denise Buzz, an adjunct instructor in the College’s Theater Department.

The Little Theater is located inside Lincoln Hall. The Blackwood Campus is located at College Drive and Peter Cheeseman Road in Gloucester Township.

For additional information about this event, email stages@camdencc.edu or call Theater Department Professor Marjorie Sokoloff at (856) 227-7200, ext. 4737.


Published: April 08, 2013