Connecticut Repertory Theatre has announced that Brandy Burre, of HBO’s The Wire and the critically acclaimed documentary film Actress, and Josh Aaron McCabe of Shakespeare & Company will lead the ensemble cast. Helmed by CRT Artistic Director Vincent J. Cardinal, The Laramie Project by Moisés Kaufman and the members of Tectonic Theatre Project details the reaction in the community of Laramie, Wyoming following the 1998 murder of University of Wyoming gay student Matthew Shepard. Performances of The Laramie Project begin on October 8 and continue through October 18, 2015 at Connecticut Repertory Theatre’s Nafe Katter Theatre. Tickets are now on sale at crt.uconn.edu or 860-486-2113.
Brandy Burre is best known for her performance as Theresa D’Agostino on HBO’s The Wire.She was recently named “Best Actress of 2014 “by Richard Brody in The New Yorker for her star turn in Robert Green’s critically acclaimed film, Actress. She can also be seen in DIPLO’s “Revolution” music video and opposite Jason Schwartzman and Jonathan Pryce in Alex Ross Perry’s film, Listen Up Philip. Burre is currently shooting the title role in the independent feature film, Poor Jane. Burre has performed extensively on regional theatre stages in roles including the title role in Hedda Gabler, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet and Gwendolyn in The Importance of Being Earnest.
The cast also includes Josh Aaron McCabe, a 10-year company member of the TONY Award-winning regional theatre Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA. McCabe has been seen onstage at Shakespeare & Company in Comedy of Errors, Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), Mother Courage and Her Children (starring Olympia Dukakis) and the American Premiere of The Hound of the Baskervilles.
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 capable. In October 1998 Matthew Shepard, a gay college student, was left to die, tied to a fence on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming. Five weeks later, members of the Tectonic Theater Project went to Laramie, and over the course of the next year, conducted more than 200 interviews with people of the town. From these interviews they wrote The Laramie Project, a riveting chronicle of the life of the town of Laramie in the year after the murder.
PERFORMANCE AND TICKET INFORMATION
Evening performances start at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Select matinee performances start at 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Season subscriptions and single tickets are available now. Single tickets range from $7 to $30. All student tickets are only $7.
Children must be at least 4 years old to attend CRT productions. For additional ticket information or to charge tickets by phone, call 860.486.2113. All sales are final; no refunds. Play selections and performance dates are subject to change.
Please call the box office at 860.486.2113 for tickets and additional information or visit www.crt.uconn.edu for specific show dates and times because performance schedules vary and are subject to change.
The Nafe Katter Theatre is located on the campus of the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT.