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Fall Play this Weekend: "The Laramie Project"
Posted 11/15/2016 05:56PM

"The Laramie Project," Relevant and Poignant

Friday, Nov. 18, 7:30 pm
Saturday, Nov. 19,  2:30 pm

Penn Charter presents The Laramie Project, the Upper School fall play, on Friday, Nov. 18, and Saturday, Nov. 19, in the Kurtz Center for the Performing Arts.

The Laramie Project was written in response to the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, who was kidnapped, beaten and left to die tied to a fence on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyo. Eighteen years later, it remains relevant and poignant, as we struggle to understand hate and hate crimes today. Award-winning and thought-provoking, this play hopes to change the minds and lives of all who see it.

The Laramie Project, rated PG-13 for adult language and content, was written by Moises Kaufman and is directed by Jessica Bender.

Bender said she finds one quote in the play to be particularly poignant: "Go home, give your kids a hug, and don't let a day go by without telling them you love them."

Following the Saturday matinee, there will be a post-show, talk-back session with original cast member and head writer, Leigh Fondakowski.

Tickets are $8; $6 for students and can be purchased online at: or in the school store.

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Penn Charter

A Friends School for Girls and Boys, Pre-K to 12

3000 West School House Lane Philadelphia, PA 19144 215.844.3460
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