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KAI’s Newest Initiative – “The Laramie Project”

Rehearsals are about to being on the Kaneland Arts Initiative’s newest project, the Winter Theatre Production.  As the Kaneland Arts Initiative (KAI) strives to promote professional quality Arts in Kaneland, it is pleased to launch its inaugural performance of the Winter Theatre Production, The Laramie Project, presented by KAI in partnership with the Kindness Campaign.  Performed in the Kaneland Black Box Theatre on January 24 – 26, 2014, The Laramie Project is a drama that depicts a pivotal event in our nation’s history.laramie sign

“In October 1998 Matthew Shepard was kidnapped, severely beaten and left to die, tied to a fence on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming.  Five weeks later, Moisés Kaufman and fellow 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 play The Laramie Project, a chronicle of the life of the town of Laramie in the year after the murder.  THE LARAMIE PROJECT is one of the most performed plays in America today.”  http://www.tectonictheaterproject.org/The_Laramie_Project.html

Casting auditions took place in the middle of November and KAI and the dynamic production team of director Diane McFarlin, technical theatre director Chad Carlson, and scene designer Emily VanDelinder-Birchfield are pleased to announce the cast of The Laramie Project:

Pamela Gianakakos

Rebecca Hof

Peter Lopatin

Sabrina Massa

Caitrin Mills

Trisha Mills

Ben Mitchinson

Patrick Murphy

Doug Orlyk

Laszlo Reed

Justin Schaller

Tickets are available for purchase by calling 1-630-365-5100, ext. 180.  Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $8 for students and senior citizens.  Seating is very limited in the Black Box Theatre at Kaneland High School and KAI recommends advance ticket purchases.  PLEASE NOTE:  Subject matter is sensitive and appropriate age recommendations are for middle school aged students or older.  The Kaneland Arts Initiative and the Kindness Campaign will lead a discussion after each performance for interested audience members.

Kaneland Black Box Theatre on the campus of Kaneland High School

47W326 Keslinger Road

Maple Park, IL 60151

ENTER through Door 32 on the North side of building.

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