Stepping Out

PA Players' 'Laramie Project' follows fallout from hate crime

The Palo Alto Players production of “The Laramie Project” is slated to run through Feb. 4.

Written by Moises Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project, the play is based on a true story, demonstrating how the power of the human spirit can triumph over bigotry and violence.

“Laramie” follows the fallout from the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old gay student at the University of Wyoming. Residents of the small town where it happened, Laramie, reacted to the anti-gay hate crime and surrounding media storm with anger, bewilderment and sorrow. Kaufman and Tectonic Theater Project members recorded their reactions and spun them into a play.

Lee Ann Payne directs. The cast comprises Jeff Clarke, Josiah Frampton, Kelly Hudson, Judith Miller, Dana Cordelia Morgan, Roneet Aliza Rahamim, Brad Satterwhite and Todd Wright.

Shows are slated 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

For advance tickets and more information, call 329-0891 or visit

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