The Laramie Project Confronts Hate at Concord

For Immediate Release: 
Dec 02 2002

The Laramie Project Confronts Hate at Concord

Athens, W.Va. - The Concord College Theatre will perform The Laramie Project on December 6,7, and 8 beginning at 8 p.m. in the H.C. Paul Studio Theatre of the Alexander Fine Arts Center. Written by Moises Kaufman and the Tectonic Theatre Company following the kidnapping, assault, and murder of University of Wyoming student Matthew Shephard, The Laramie Project is no run of the mill production.

The production gives Concord’s theatre students the chance to hone their craft. Student director Christal L. Toppins-Barton, who chose The Laramie Project for production, will utilize not only a student cast, but students in every major production capacity.

The Laramie Project contains issues that impact upon everyone’s life. “I don’t want to focus just on Laramie. I want people to realize that this could be anywhere,” said Toppins-Barton. Following each performance the cast and crew will host an open forum in which the audience members can discuss the issues of prejudice and violence that are still a constant in society or as it is depicted in the play.

To make reservations or for more information on The Laramie Project contact the Concord College Box Office at 1-304-384-5101, boxoffice@concord.edu

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Concord College Notes: Persons with disabilities should contact Rick Dillon, 1-304-384-5276 or Alice Dillon, 1-304-384-5177, if special accommodations are required for this event.

Thomas K. Fisher III, a student in Concord College’s Communication Arts Department wrote this press release. His hometown is Colcord, W.Va.