Tuesday, January 23, 2018

"The Laramie Project"


The Laramie Project
Moisés Kaufman (and Members of Tectonic Theatre Project)


The Cast of The Laramie Project
Palo Alto Players joins thousands of previous productions to present a play that still shakes one to the core as we and the citizens of Laramie try to understand how and why this crime could have happened in their community.  And although much has improved for LGBTQ folks since 1998, in 2017 alone, more transgender people were murdered in the U.S. than ever recorded; and both the A.C.L.U. and the Human Rights Commission report that incidents of hate against LGBTQ people has seen a dramatic and troubling uptick since the latest presidential election.  Palo Alto Players’s decision to include The Laramie Project in its 87th season is both a tribute to a play that has touched and changed lives for two decades and a too-timely reminder that deadly violence against LGBTQ people is still an issue crying for continued focus and diligence.

For my full review, please proceed to Talkin' Broadway: https://www.talkinbroadway.com/page/regional/sanjose/sj111.html.

Rating: 4.5 E

The Laramie Project continues through February 4, 2018 at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.  Tickets are available at www.paplayer.org or by calling 650-329-0891.

Photo Credit: Joyce Goldschmid

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