Local Laramie

Unitarian Universalist Society of Sacramento

2425 Sierra Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95825

(916) 483-9283

Theater One, the production group that makes the Unitarian Universalist Society of Sacramento its home, is doing a production of The Laramie Project this month—a little more than 13 years after the events that became the source material. On October 7, 1998, Matthew Shepard was found near death, tied to a fence outside Laramie, Wyoming. He died a few days later. His murder, the result of a gay-bashing, was the spark for the city that housed the University of Wyoming to examine its own homophobia, and Moises Kaufman and the Tectonic Theater Project created The Laramie Project out of on-site interviews with the people who were there, as well as from public statements and court transcripts. It’s a sterling example of documentary theater. Performances are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Society, 2425 Sierra Boulevard. Tickets are $10-$12. For more information, call (916) 489-4248, or visit www.theaterone.org. The show runs through November 20.