Laramie, WY meets Fayetteville, AR

“God Hates Fags.”

Cigarettes, of course. We all know God cares about your health.

Fags aside, some more events are unfolding for this weekend. This Sunday a UA drama class will hold a $0-budget performance of The Laramie Project, by Moisés Kaufman and the members of Tectonic Theater Project. The play focuses on the reaction after the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay student at the University of Wyoming.

Performances will be each night Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday at 7:00PM. It’s free and open to anyone wearing clothes. Check it out on campus in Kimpel 404.

The play is a compilation of over a year-and-a-half development where Kaufman and the company traveled to Laramie, WY to conduct interviews with the people of the town.

Sean Mabrey, a UA student who plays the roles of Kaufman and Rev. Fred Phelps, said, “this is an important story that needs to be told.” Mabrey continued, “Laramie, Wyoming, as a town, isn’t really all that different from Fayetteville. Like Fayetteville, Laramie is a charming, small college town, and pretty liberal-minded, especially when compared to the rest of the state that surrounds it.”

More info:
[Facebook Event]
[NYTimes Theater Review]