Remembering Matthew Shepard


This weekend marks the beginning of a new production of The Laramie Project by the Heights Players, Brooklyn’s oldest self-sustaining community theatre. The sobering story of Matthew Shepard, a college student who was beaten to death in Wyoming in 1998 because he was gay, is a departure for the Heights Players theater, which typically stages more light-hearted fare. An ensemble of eight actors play more than 60 different roles in this play, which is guided by the overarching theme that “tolerance is not the same as acceptance.” Performances are slated for Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through March 18, and tickets are $15.

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