NEW BRITAIN - â€śThe Laramie Projectâ€ť is coming to the Hole in the Wall Theater this month.
Based on the 1998 murder of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard, â€śThe Laramie Projectâ€ť recounts hundreds of interviews by Moises Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project.
Shepard was a gay college student who was beaten to death by two men in Laramie, Wyo. The attack was denounced as a hate crime and raised national attention to the absence of hate-crime laws in many states, including Wyoming.
The performance, under the direction of Dennis Hull and assistant director Warren Dutkiewicz, aims to raise awareness and combat prejudice.
Hole in the Wall Theater is at 116 Main St. in New Britain.
Performances will run Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. from Sept. 22 through Oct. 14. There will be a 2 p.m. matinee showing on Sunday, Oct. 1.
Tickets are $20 for general admission and $15 for seniors and students with IDs. Friday, Sept. 29, is â€śpay what you canâ€ť night.
Tickets are available online at hitw.org or by phone at 860-229-3049.
Angie DeRosa can be reached at 860-801-5063 or firstname.lastname@example.org.