Ten years later on September 12th, 2008, five members of Tectonic returned to Laramie to try to understand the long-term effect of the murder. They found a town wrestling with its legacy and its place in history. In addition to revisiting the folks whose words riveted us in the original play, this time around, the company also spoke with the two murderers, McKinney and Henderson, as well as Matthew's mother, Judy Shepard. The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later is a bold new work, which asks the question, "How does society write its own history?" "One of the ten best plays of the year. A pioneering work of theatrical reportage and a powerful stage event." —Time Magazine. "Astonishing. Not since Angels in America has a play attempted so much: nothing less than an examination of the American psyche at the end of the millennium." —Associated Press. "There emerges a mosaic as moving and important as any you will see on the walls of the churches of the world…nothing short of stunning…you will be held in rapt attention." —New York Magazine.
Show: The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later
Production Dates: June 12 - 21, 2015
Location: The Evergreen Theatre, 1705 Poplar Ave.
Times: Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm
Price: Tickets: $20.00 Adults, $15.00 Seniors, Students & Military
Contact: 901-484-3467, www.NewMoonTheatre.org
New Moon Theatre Company History:
NM was formed in 2004. During that time it has produced many challenging works such as: Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, Haint (Winner of 2 Ostrander Awards in Set Design and New Works), Frankenstein, The Rainmaker (Nominated for 2 Ostrander awards), Bug (Nominated for an Ostrander award), King Lear (Winner of 3 Ostrander Awards in Direction, Supporting Actor and Sound Design), Death of a Salesman, ‘Night, Mother, Vanities, Fefu and her Friends, The Maids, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, and Look Away (A Civil War Zombie Tragedy.
New Moon’s mission statement:
To entertain with challenging and provocative works, classic and contemporary, which are not often produced on the main stages of Memphis.