FMU Theatre to present "The Laramie Project," Nov. 21-22
FLORENCE, S.C. – The Francis Marion University Experimental Theatre will present “The Laramie Project,” Nov. 21-22.
Performances begin at 8 p.m. in the Hyman Fine Arts Center’s theatre. Admission is free and reservations are not required.
The play is a senior directing project by theatre major Brad Sponic of Charleston.
On Oct. 6, 1998, Matthew Shepard, a gay University of Wyoming student was tied to a fence, robbed, and fatally beaten. The incident focused universal scrutiny on hate crimes, tolerance, religion and political ideology. Shortly after the murder of Shepard, Moises Kaufman and his Tectonic Theater Project traveled to Laramie to conduct interviews with the townspeople. “The Laramie Project” is the result of those interviews.
The cast of “The Laramie Project,” by hometown, is:
Cheraw: Jessica Allison
Dillon: Joey Webster
Hilton Head: Carol Graziani
Indian Land: Erin McHose
Kingstree: Kyle Dorrell
Mount Pleasant: Merit Sandler
Mullins: Desman Stackhouse
Myrtle Beach: Heath Williams
Pawleys Island: Angela Gunn (assistant director)
Quinby: Jessica Seaman
Walterboro: Andrew Cogswell
Hornell, N.Y.: Morgan Harwood
Toms River, N.J.: Gretchen Freund
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