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Jun 03, 2014 | 224 Pages

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    Jun 03, 2014 | 224 Pages

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“Extraordinary. . . . Deeply moving. . . . A defiant glimmer of hope.” —The New York Times

The Laramie Project is a terrific piece of theater, history, and life. . . . There emerges a mosaic as moving and important as any you will see on the walls of the churches of the world. . . . Nothing short of stunning. . . . A theatrical and human event.” —New York magazine

“Few playwrights have cut to the heart of tragedy so unerringly.” —The Village Voice 

“A riveting theatrical experience.” —Variety

“Deeply moving. . . . [Kaufman] has a remarkable gift for giving a compelling theatrical flow to journalistic and historical material. . . . This play is Our Town with a question mark, as in ‘Could this be our town?’” —The New York Times

“Astonishing. Not since Angels in America has a play attempted so much; nothing less than an examination of the American psyche at the end of the millennium.” —Associated Press

“Remarkable. . . . [A] probing and distinctive theater piece . . . assembled with care, compassion and dollops of comic relief. . . . The high-octane performances and unique staging make this a must see for any theatergoer.” —New York Daily News

“One of the ten best plays of the year.” —Time

“Brilliant . . . If I could, I would stand on every street corner in America and pass this play out as a handbill for a more civil society.” —Terry Tempest Williams, author of Leap and Refuge

“A bracing, wholly original and deeply affecting piece of theater. It radiates integrity, an aching collective need to understand incomprehensible events. . . . [It proves that] theater can serve as witness to our deeds.” —San Francisco Chronicle

“An amazing piece of theater. . . . Out of the Shepard tragedy is wrenched art.” —The New York Post

“A complex and ultimately optimistic portrait of a town that was challenged by the most catastrophic of events.” —USA Today

“Sad, sober and gripping. . . . Something nourishing has been excavated by Kaufman and his committed collaborators from the tragedy.” —Daily Variety

“A towering theatrical accomplishment. . . . [The Laramie Project is] Our Town for the new millennium, capturing from real life the same sense of humanity in the raw that Thornton Wilder did years ago with the fictional Grover’s Corner. The play moves the theater in a new and different direction.”—San Francisco Times

“An invigorating theatrical adventure.” —David Rothenberg

Praise for The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later

“Rekindles all the anger and heartbreak. . . . Illuminates with disturbing clarity how sharply attitudes toward the killing have changed in Laramie, how a revised history has gradually replaced the facts of the case, once undisputed.” —The New York Times

“Moving. . . . One feels one’s sympathies shifting and deepening as the voices of those we met in the original piece—and some new ones—ruminate upon the meaning of Shepard’s death.” —Chicago Tribune

“A powerful script.” —The Austin Chronicle 

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