PFLAG Gaston presents 'The Laramie Project' Comments

LaramiePFLAG Gaston (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) is proud to present The Laramie Project, a drama in three acts.  The play is written by Moisés Kaufman and the Members of Tectonic Theater Project.

The Laramie Project is the retelling of events surrounding the death of Matthew Shepard in 1998.  Matthew, a college student, who was gay, was brutally beaten, tied to a fence and left to die for 18 hours.  He died several days later in a hospital from traumatic brain injury.

The authors traveled to Laramie, Wyoming, interviewing residents of the small mid-western town.  It is from these first-hand accounts/interviews that the narrative was created.  The story is told in first person and deals with many topics – specifically those related to Matthew's beating, death and the trial of the two men who were found guilty of his murder.

Our cast includes: Blake Creasman, Heidi McQueen, Eric Perkins, Ashley Piercy, Adrienne Reece, Chris Turner, Karen Turner, and Kyley Underhill.  Jim Kellogg is the show's director.

The Laramie Project will be presented on August 3 at 7:30 p.m. and on August 4 at 2:30 p.m.  A dessert reception will be hosted prior to curtain.  The show will be held at Events on Main, Gastonia, North Carolina.

Tickets may be purchased for $5 from any cast member, members of PFLAG Gaston or by e-mailing

Due to adult themes and language, parental guidance is recommended for anyone under the age of 16.


Saturday, August 03, 2013



Events on Main
326 West Main St.
Gastonia, NC 28052


James kellogg

Phone: 3156811135

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