The play tells an emotional story based on the real-life murder in 1998 of Mathew Shepard, the victim of this hate crime because he was gay.
Amelia Musical Playhouse is offering their production of The Laramie Project on September 4, 5, 6th at 7:30 PM.
This new theatre in Fernandina Beach is presenting the highly lauded, award winning, off Broadway play at 1955 Island Walkway, right off 8th Street in Fernandina Beach.
The play, directed by Jeff Goldberg, tells an emotional story based on the real-life murder in 1998 of Mathew Shepard, the victim of this hate crime because he was gay. The play is based upon real life interviews with members of the community who knew Mathew when he attended college in the town.
Townspeople are played by a cast of 22 local actors in short scenes that reflect the impact that Mathew had upon the town when he was alive and the effect his death had on both the local and the world community.
Tickets are $15 and are available at the theatre, or on www.ameliamusicalplayhouse.com, or call the theatre box office at 277-3455.
This play contains adult themes and adult language; attendees under 18 with parent or guardian only.