CFCC’s Theatre Department Presents ‘The Laramie Project’
WILMINGTON, NC — Cape Fear Community College’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts is pleased to present this year’s spring play production of “The Laramie Project” by Moises Kaufman and the Members of the Tectonic Theatre Project on April 22-24, 2021 at 7 p.m. in CFCC’s outdoor amphitheater. For those who cannot make the show in person, there will also be a special performance livestreamed from the Wilson Center stage on April 28, 2021, at 7 p.m.
The Laramie Project is based on transcripts collected from members of the Tectonic Theater Project who traveled to Laramie Wyoming in 1998 to interview residents about the brutal murder of Matthew Shepard, and about how the hate crime affected the town.
“It has been an absolute honor to work on ‘The Laramie Project’ with such talented actors,” said Michael Wines, a student performer in the production. “Everyone has worked extra hard these past few weeks. I hope this play will bring more awareness to our community about hate crimes.”
These events are free, but there is a $5 suggested donation to support the program. Tickets are required for the in-person performances. Reservations must be made in advance online at WilsonCenterTickets.com or over the phone at 910-362-7999 . Spots are limited to 24 tickets per performance in order to comply with guidelines set forth by state and local health officials. Parking is free in the Hanover Student Parking Deck. The rain dates for this event are April 29-May 1, 2021. Masks and social distancing are required for all those in attendance.
To view the livestream or to donate, visit WilsonCenterTickets.com/cfccdrama . The livestream is only available for a one-time viewing at the designated premiere date and time; there is no viewing window for this performance post-premiere. For more information about live events at the Center or to find answers to frequently asked questions, visit WilsonCenterTickets.com/live .
Learn more about CFCC’s Associate in Fine Arts – Theatre Program at https://cfcc.edu/associate-in-theatre/ .
ABOUT “THE LARAMIE PROJECT”
The Laramie Project is one of the most frequently performed plays in America, as its messages still resonate with audiences today. The Matthew Shepard Foundation supports dozens of productions of The Laramie Project and its epilogue The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later every year across the country. It’s the goal of the Matthew Shepard Foundation to create an environment where people are afforded an opportunity to discuss the play and its messages, the hate they encounter in their own lives, and how they can work collectively to build a more understanding and compassionate community.