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Mira Costa High School Drama/Tech is proud to announce its fall production of The Laramie Project, an emotionally riveting drama by Moises Kaufman and the Techtonic Theatre Company, which centers on the death of gay college student, Matthew Shepard, and how his murder affected his community and sent ripple effects across the nation. The Laramie Project is playing November 2nd-10th in Mira Costa's Small Theatre, 1401 Artesia Blvd., Manhattan Beach.

Performance Dates:

Friday, November 2 at 7:30 pm

Saturday, November 3 at 7:30 pm

Wednesday, November 7 at 4:00 pm*

Thursday, November 8 at 6:30 pm

Friday, November 9 at 7:30 pm

Saturday, November 10 at 7:30 pm

Due to limited seating in the theatre, tickets will be sold for specific dates and times. Tickets will be available online beginning October 15th. Take advantage of discounted pre-sale pricing by buying your tickets before 3 pm opening day. Pre-sale tickets: $12 Adult; $10 Student/Senior ($1 additional for online orders). Tickets at the box office: $15 Adult, $12 Student/Senior.

*November 7th will be a special Student Show with discounted $5 tickets for students (any school). $5 student tickets for this performance will be available only at the door on a first come, first served basis. Tickets for Adults and Seniors will be regular price and available online or at the door (see regular ticket pricing above).

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Additional information: In 1998, the story of Matthew Shepard's death broke headlines when he was kidnapped and beaten by two men, tied to a fence, and left to die on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming. The Laramie Project is based on more than 200 interviews with Laramie residents conducted during the year immediately following the crime. Actors portray the residents as they are being interviewed and bring to life their thoughts and reactions in the aftermath of the murder; and in doing so, they create a theatrical portrait of a town coming to grips with horrible, hate-fueled violence. Hailed as one of the most captivating and encompassing pieces of contemporary theatre, the play shocks, challenges, and deeply affects all who watch as it reveals the lowest depths of hatred and greatest heights of compassion that lie within all human beings in any seemingly average community. Pronounced by Time Magazine as one of the Top Ten Plays of the Year 2000, The Laramie Project is thought provoking, critically acclaimed, and powerfully moving. It has been called an Our Town for the new millennium, and New York Magazine described the play as nothing short of stunning.

Moises Kaufman asked the question: Is theatre a medium that can contribute to the national dialogue on current events? The Laramie Project proves that the answer to this question is undoubtedly, yes, it can. Witness our young actors portraying the responses of Laramie residents to the tragedy that shook the nation and the story that calls us all to explore contemporary thoughts on homosexuality, religion, class, economics, and education. Get your tickets and join us for The Laramie Project.

For more information: Sene Gray, MCHS Drama Publicity

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