Press Release - Office of College Advancement
Tuesday, October 18, 2005
Office of College Advancement
For Immediate Release:
- Ohlone College Department of Theatre: The Laramie Project by Moises Kaufman
- Produced and Directed by Mark Nelson
- November 4-5, 10-12 at 8:00pm
- $12 Adults
- $10 Seniors/Staff/Students
- $8 Children
Smith Center at Ohlone College
43600 Mission Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94539
For tickets information contact the box office at: 510-659-6031 or visit: www.smithcenterpresents.com.
The Laramie Project by Moises Kaufman
Fremont, CA – This theatrical stunner revolves around the hate-related murder of gay college student (Mathew Shepard) and the effect his death has on small town America . The show, often compared to Our Town, is a modern-day minimalist production with over eighty characters played by 24 actors. Winning several awards for its humanitarian message of tolerance and acceptance, this play follows closely on the heels of our own local tragedy with the death of Gwen Araujo in Newark two years ago. Director Mark Nelson comments, “Can it happen in our own back yard? It has!” As diverse as we think we are in the bay area discrimination toward those who cannot defend themselves continues on many levels. “However this is a play about hope,” he concludes. The final performance on Nov 12th is ASL interpreted.
Please call Dir. Mark Nelson at 510-659-6298 for further details.