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The Laramie Project

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The Laramie Project

type:
TV Show
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Steve Buscemi, Janeane Garofalo, Laura Linney, Camryn Manheim, Christina Ricci, Summer Phoenix, Dylan Baker, Peter Fonda, Joshua Jackson, Amy Madigan
director:
Moises Kaufman
author:
73586
genre:
Drama

We gave it a B

Based on interviews and official records, The Laramie Project traces the tragic story of Matthew Shepard, the 21-year-old student beaten to death because he was gay. The eight actors — who also conducted the interviews — treat theater as journalism. They bend over backward to be objective. And that robs the play of the anger it needs. But this is a compelling and important story. Just the facts are enough to move you to tears. B

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