Friday, November 2, 2007

The Laramie Project

This weekend is the opening of Acton-Boxborough Regional High School's production of "The Laramie Project":

This powerful play explores how the citizens of Laramie, Wyoming, dealt with the aftermath of the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay college student there. Through the voices of those interviewed, the play shows how attitudes towards homosexuality, religion, class, economics, and education were reflected through this hate crime. The play is not a re-enactment, but rather a portrait of this small western town — and a snapshot of the culture in the United States in 1998. This play contains adult language and subject matter. It is recommended WITH PARENTAL GUIDANCE for age 13 and older.

Seating Information Performances are in the ABRHS auditorium. Seats are not reserved. Doors open one-half hour before each show. No refunds or exchanges. Tickets may be picked up at the ticket desk starting two hours before show time. The ticket desk is located in the FRONT LOBBY at A-B High School.

The Saturday night show is already SOLD OUT so make sure you get your tickets ahead of time! Fred Phelps' Clan is supposed to be protesting this Saturday too. MassResistance is trying to distance themselves from Fred's Baptist group but we all know they are one in the same only Fred is more truthful then they are. In fact last time Fred made an appearance in Massachusetts in 2005 and it was on behalf of Mad Dad David Parker and "The Laramie Project" in Newton. Brian was trying to distance himself from them then too!


Anonymous said...

Amy and Brian's good friends at the Westboro Baptist Church (Fred Phelps and his family) actually may not be able to come and protest with A and B! They lost the civil suit against them to the tune of $11 million, and one of Fred's daughters only has $308.00 in her bank account! Not sure how they'll be able to cover the expenses to come to Acton, maybe MassResistance will fund their trip...they could even stay at Amy's house if she ever gets around to cleaning it.

John Hosty said...

I always love coming here to hear the voice of sanity after I have read the prattle of massresistance.

Is it me, or have they become their own parody? I am hoping you'll give a full report on the Fred Phelps protest with pictures and all. I won't be there, but I am sure KTN's Tom Lang will.

Anonymous said...

So I see Amy's daughter has come out.

Anonymous said...

If you didn't get tickets to "Laramie" on Saturday, but still want to support good local theatre that is proinclusion and anti-hate, that asks hard questions, check out:
"A House With No Walls" at New Rep.

Anonymous said...

Opening night was awesome. The students did a stellar performance. Don't miss this show.