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Outstanding cast overcomes uneven ‘Laramie’ production

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In October 1998, outside of Laramie, Wyo., 21-year-old Matthew Shepard was beaten, tortured, tied to a fence and left to die. The two men who did it said they did it because he was gay. Beginning one month later, a small collective of actors and writers, known as the Tectonic Theater Project, traveled six times to Laramie, compiling more than 200 interviews with local citizens. Out of those interviews with students, teachers, bartenders, doctors, neighbors ...

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