Homewood-Flossmoor Community High School will end the 2015-16 school year theatre production cycle with The Laramie Project, a play that is constructed around interviews about an actual event that occurred in 1998 in Laramie, Wy., when Matthew Shepard, 21, was kidnapped, beaten, and left to die —the victim of a hate crime. The authors conducted more than 200 interviews with the people of Laramie and constructed a deeply moving theatrical experience.
According to Jill Bonavia-Galligani, H-F English teacher and show director, the play asks the audience to consider the impact our beliefs, words and actions have on others, and the importance of kindness, acceptance of all others, and compassion. Public performances are scheduled for April 28-30 at 7 p.m.at
the school's Mall Auditorium. Tickets ($9/adult, $6/student/senior) will be available at the door. This play is recommended for ages 14 & older.