The Washington Post is the official media sponsor of the Lincoln Legacy Project and Ford Theatre Society’s production of The Laramie Project, originally scheduled to play through October 27. The Laramie Project is directed by Matthew Gardiner and portrays the impact of the 1998 murder of a young gay man, Matthew Shepard, on his small town of Laramie, Wyoming. The play was written by Moisés Kaufman and Members of the Tectonic Theater Project.
Due to the government shutdown, all Ford’s Theatre Society performances of The Laramie Project at Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site through October 6th have been canceled. Two free performances of The Laramie Project will be held on Friday, October 4th and Tuesday, October 8th at the First Congregational United Church of Christ (945 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001). Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. When Ford’s Theatre is allowed to reopen, The Laramie Project will resume as scheduled.
On Monday, October 7th at 7p.m., Jonathan Capehart, opinion writer for The Washington Post, will moderate a free panel discussion entitled, With Charity For All: Lives Changed by Hate. Panelists include Dave O’Malley, lead investigator into the murder of Matthew Shepard and Billy Rowles, Jasper County Sheriff during the 1998 murder of James Byrd, Jr. The panel discussion will be held at the Ford’s Theatre Center for Education and Leadership, directly across from Ford’s Theatre.
The Washington Post is the official media sponsor of The Lincoln Legacy Project and the production of The Laramie Project. The Post supports the arts and education through innovative programs such as The Lincoln Legacy Project, which aims to create dialogue around the issues of tolerance, equality and acceptance through a series of cornerstone theatre productions, educational programs and special events. Ford’s Theatre is a PostPoints nonprofit partner.
For additional information, visit http://www.fords.org/
10/16 update: Ford’s Theatre Society will reopen on October 16th. Performances of The Laramie Project will begin at 7:30 p.m. from Oct 16th through October 27th. Remaining tickets for all performances will be $25.
10/8 update: Due to the government shutdown, several Ford’s Theatre Society performances of The Laramie Project have been relocated to the First Congregational United Church of Christ (945 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001) during October 8th-15th. All performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. and the doors will open at 7 p.m. There is no matinee scheduled for October 13th. A free performance of The Laramie Project will be held on Tuesday, October 8th. Remaining tickets for performances at the First Congregational United Church of Christ are $25.