One of the most powerful pieces of drama in the last decade.
by Moisés Kaufman
and the Members of
Tectonic Theater

Directed by Justin Polly
Performed 10 Shows
September 12-27, 2014
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays 8pm Show,
Dinner Show Saturday Sept 20 6:30pm Dinner 8pm show,
Sundays 2pm Show
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Performed at
our home in
3649 Erie Blvd E
Suite# B201  
Syracuse, NY 13214
Or call (315) 885-8960 to make reservations
(starting Mar 1, 2014)
Colleen Creeden Baldwin : Rebecca Hilliker, ensemble
Dusten Blake: Russell Henderson, Shannon, Andrew
Gomez, ensemble
Phil Brady: Father Roger Schmit, Murdock Cooper, Bill
McKinney, Kerry Drake, ensemble
Bre Courcy: Kristen Price, Tiffany Edwards, ensemble
Hinda Crewell: Alison Mears, Lucy Thompson,
Binaifer Dabu: Sherry Aanenson, Sherry Johnson,
Waitress, ensemble
Colleen Deitrich: Romaine Patterson, ensemble
Neil Gold: Stephen Belber, Gil Engen, Dr. Cantway,
Phil Dubois, Jon Peacock, ensemble
Mandy Hebblethwaite: April Silva, Jen, ensemble
Lesley Mikalauskas Heisler: Barbara Pitts, Trish
Steger, ensemble
Robert Edwards: Jedadiah Schultz, Anonymous
Friend, Email Writer, ensemble
John Krenrich: Harry Woods, Andy Paris, Baptist
Minister, Shadow, Priest at Funeral, ensemble
Emily Lawson: Zubaida Ula, ensemble
Bill Lee: Fred Phelps, Greg Pierotti, Sgt. Hing, Doug
Laws, ensemble
Jesse Navagh: Aaron McKinney, Aaron Kreifels, Phil
Labrie, ensemble
Dan Rowlands: Matt Galloway, Jonas Slonaker, Jeffrey
Lockwood, ensemble
Kimberly Alison Panek-Edwards: Amanda Gronich,
Zackie Salmon, ensemble
Beverly Cooney Poznoskii: Eileen Engen, Marge
Murray, ensemble
Sarah Anson Rauscher: Reggie Fluty, ensemble
Larry L Smith: Moises Kaufman, Rob Debree, Matt
Mickelson, Governor Jim Geringer, ensemble
Dave Spiro: Dennis Shepard, Doc O'Conner, Conrad
Miller, ensemble
Jim Uva: Roulon Stacy, Stephen Mead Johnson, Cal
Roucha, ensemble
Patricia Lee Walz: Leigh Fondakowski, Catherine
Connolley, ensemble


Director -  Justin Polly
Stage Manager - Kasey McHale
Plot:   In October 1998 a twenty-one-year-old student at the
University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten and left to
die, tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie,
Wyoming. His bloody, bruised and battered body was not discovered
until the next day, and he died several days later in an area hospital.
His name was Matthew Shepard, and he was the victim of this assault
because he was gay. Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the
Tectonic Theater Project made six trips to Laramie over the course of
a year and a half in the aftermath of the beating and during the trial of
the two young men accused of killing Shepard. They conducted more
than 200 interviews with the people of the town. Some people
interviewed were directly connected to the case, and others were
citizens of Laramie, and the breadth of their reactions to the crime is
fascinating. Kaufman and Tectonic Theater members have
constructed a deeply moving theatrical experience from these
interviews and their own experiences. THE LARAMIE PROJECT is a
breathtaking theatrical collage that explores the depths to which
humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are
Dinner Menu:  Chicken With Vodka
Sauce, Pasta, Potato, and salad
Located near Macy's, on 2nd floor, above Pet World.  
Doors open at 6:30 for dinners (1:30 for Sundays)

$34.95 Dinner & Show
(Saturdays only)
$20 Show Only
Thursdays & Sundays
$15 Show Only
Dinner service provided by
"a moving production at The Central
New York Playhouse, is a valuable
record of the forces that continue to
shake and shape our country ....
director Justin Polly has instilled the
large Cny Playhouse cast with a
remarkable sense of ensemble. At
times, they seem to breathe as one"

- Len Fonte,
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pace of what we hear, such as
projected titles and shots of Laramie
on a screen upstage, and a television
screen for excruciating statements
from public figures. Polly’s success is
measured by how much all these
words still hold us and the emotional
and moral wallop of the third act."

- Jim Mackillop, Syracuse New Times
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