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The Laramie Project (The Italia Conti Ensemble)

By | Published on Tuesday 22 August 2017

If I could give this performance more than five stars, I would! The Italia Conti Ensemble expertly perform the play, written in 2000 by Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project, and based on the 1998 murder of gay University of Wyoming student, Matthew Shepard. Much of the script is verbatim, with musical pieces woven in, and there wasn’t a single member of the fourteen-strong cast that didn’t manage to do it justice. I truly felt that they breathed new life into the voices of the witnesses and family members involved, and the way that so many actors worked together on stage was magical to watch. An incredibly powerful story, with the perfect cast to tell it.

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