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CCM Presents Thought-Provoking Drama 'The Laramie Project'


This powerful stage event runs Nov. 29 - Dec. 1 as part of CCM's 2012-13 Studio Series.

Date: 11/16/2012 12:00:00 AM
By: Sara Kissinger
Other Contact: Curt Whitacre
Other Contact Phone: (513) 556-2683
Photos By: Richard E. Hess

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CCM's Studio Series presents 'The Laramie Project' Nov. 29 - Dec. 1, 2012.
CCM's Studio Series presents 'The Laramie Project' Nov. 29 - Dec. 1, 2012.

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) proudly presents The Laramie Project as the next installment in this year's Studio Series. Written by Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theatre Project, this popular and powerful play runs Nov. 29 – Dec. 1 in UC's Cohen Family Studio Theater. Admission to The Laramie Project is free, but reservations are required.

Directed by Drama Department Chair Richard E. Hess, The Laramie Project brings to life on stage the facts surrounding the death of Matthew Shepard, a gay college student whose brutal murder shocked the country in 1998. Kaufman and members of his theatre company traveled to Laramie, Wyoming, to conduct 200 interviews with the residents of the town. The result is a powerful dramatization of the murder, investigation and subsequent convictions – a sobering look into how hate is born and nurtured in the back streets of a friendly American town.

“This is a snapshot of a not-so-distant time,” Hess explains. “The times we live in prove that we need to keep talking about violence and discrimination. Gender equality, marriage equality – these are issues we live with every day.”

Performance Times
  • 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29
  • 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30
  • 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1

Location
Cohen Family Studio Theater, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets
Admission to The Laramie Project is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at noon on Monday, Nov. 26. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.

Parking and Directions
Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit uc.edu/parking for more information on parking rates.

For directions to CCM Village, visit ccm.uc.edu/about/directions.

CCM Season Presenting Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

Drama Studio Series Sponsor: Neil Artman & Margaret Straub