RANDOLPH, NJ – The Music, Performing Arts and Music Technologies Department at County College of Morris (CCM) will present the drama, “The Laramie Project,” written by Moises Kaufman, on Thur Nov 19, and Fri Nov 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Dragonetti auditorium. Tickets are free with limited seating and can be ordered by visiting http://www3.ccm.edu/campuslife/Shows/EnterPassword.asp using the password: Laramie. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the production has been condensed to one hour with no intermission, and masks must be worn at all times.
According to a press release from CCM, "The Laramie Project" is set in and around Laramie, Wyoming, in the aftermath of the murder of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard, who was beaten, tied to a post and left to die in a field because he was gay. To create the stage version of "The Laramie Project," the New York-based Tectonic Theatre Project traveled to Laramie, Wyoming, recording hours of interviews with the town's citizens over a two-year period, using the actual words from the transcripts to create a portrait of a town forced to confront itself, the release stated.
Directed by CCM Prof. Michael Donahue, the CCM cast includes Carlos Angel, of Byram; Emily Steele, of New Milford; Zachary Weiner, of Flanders; Christine Del Vecchio, of Dover; Alix Grossman, of Morris Plains; Nicole Rodgers of Pompton Plains; Jessica Sconfienza, of West Milford; Eric Tayler, of Succasunna; Jason Thompson, of Belvidere; Alyssa Hopkins, of Belvidere; Mark Carovale, of Wharton; and Viviana Wadleigh of Rockaway.
CCM is located at 214 Cedar Grove Road in Randolph, New Jersey. Parking is available in Lot 6.