The idea of The Laramie Project originated in my desire to learn more about why. Matthew This play opened in Denver at the Denver Center Theater. Then it. Wiger and everyone at the Denver Center Theatre Company for producing the World Premiere of The Laramie Project. They took on a play that was very much in. Laramie Project, The- 43 Pages. Laramie Project, The- Uploaded by. Lung Ku. Download with Google Download with Facebook.

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Laramie Project, The- Script - Free download as PDF File .pdf) or read online for free. Play script. The Laramie Project is an ensemble play; many actors will play multiple roles, and You may borrow a copy of the script from Mr. Flam's desk (in my office. THE LOWDOWN ON. THE LARAMIE PROJECT. AT THE PLAY GROUP THEATRE. Who is Matthew Shepard? Born on December 1st, , to Judy and Dennis.

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Symbols All Symbols. Theme Wheel. Themes and Colors Key. LitCharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in The Laramie Project , which you can use to track the themes throughout the work. Not really knowing the way, Aaron picked directions at random.

In retrospect, he thinks that God was guiding him to Matthew. Aaron kept riding and eventually fell off his bike. As he was brushing himself off, he noticed what he thought was a scarecrow tied to a fence. Aaron approached it and realized it was a person—Matthew.

Aaron ran to the nearest house and called the police. Active Themes. Homophobia, Tolerance, and Acceptance. Officer Reggie Fluty takes the floor, explaining how she was the one who responded to the call. Reggie ran over and saw that Matthew Shepard was tied to the fence , covered in blood, and was barely breathing.

The only place Matthew did not have blood on his head was below his eyes, where he appeared to have been crying.

Reggie noticed that Matthew had a severe head wound. Violence, Punishment, and Justice.

Cantway , the emergency room doctor the night Matthew Shepard was brought in, describes how he had not seen a patient in such bad shape in a long time—not in the rural Laramie hospital, anyway.

Cantway said that usually those kinds of severe injuries are the result of car crashes, not beatings. Aaron Kreifels begins to talk again, describing how he waited with Matthew for the ambulance to arrive and tried to wake him up. Reggie Fluty resumes talking about how Matthew Shepard was bound to the fence tightly with white rope, and notes that his shoes were missing.

Reggie struggled to release Matthew from the fence without hurting him further. Doctor Cantway speaks again, talking about how he hoped it was not a Laramie resident that hurt Matthew like that.

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Reggie then describes how Matthew stopped breathing briefly when they cut him off the fence and only breathed again when he was rolled onto his back. The emergency medical services drove him in an ambulance to the emergency room.

These residents, who often are not people on the margins of Laramie society, have an image of their community as more tolerant and open than it actually is, an image that is challenged in the aftermath of the murder.

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Cantway notes that, strangely, Aaron McKinney came into the emergency room for an unrelated problem just before they brought in Matthew Shepard , and Dr. Cantway was helping Aaron just before he treated Matthew. Cantway says that, soon after seeing Matthew, they called in specialists from farther away, knowing Matthew needed special care.

Reggie Fluty remembers seeing a picture of Matthew a few days after responding to the call and thinking she would not have recognized him.

Cantway wonders if God feels like he did that night: As Dr.

Cantway talks about treating both Matthew and Aaron at the same time without realizing it, he compares his compassion for both young men to what he believes God must feel for all people. The playwrights explore this and other versions of morality throughout the play. Related Quotes with Explanations.

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Retrieved April 15, Copy to Clipboard. Important Quote and Explanation from. April, who grew up in Cody, Wyoming, prefers Laramie to her old town.

Bill feels that, because of the media attention the case received, Aaron is not receiving a fair trial. Conrad Miller Conrad Miller is a car mechanic and a local Laramie resident. Conrad Miller believes that homosexuality is animalistic and wrong. Doug Laws says that Mormons believe that God is still speaking to everyday people, and he also indicates that, in the Mormon Church, homosexuality is not accepted.

In the play, Harry describes his reaction to the Homecoming Parade and the people walking in support of Matthew Shepard, expressing how he felt incredibly moved and thankful for the demonstrators and for Matthew. Jeffrey Lockwood Jeffrey Lockwood is a middle-aged Laramie resident. The interviewers ask him about his reaction to the murder. Jen talks with Stephen about her feelings about Aaron and the murder. While Judy is not actually played by any actor in The Laramie Project, several characters refer to her throughout the play.LitCharts uses cookies to personalize our services.

Reggie ran over and saw that Matthew Shepard was tied to the fence , covered in blood, and was barely breathing. Privacy Policy Terms and Conditions. The Verdict Act 3: A Death Penalty Case Act 3: Mollies Urnings. Jeffrey Lockwood Jeffrey Lockwood is a middle-aged Laramie resident. This malformed URI has been treated as a string - 'http: