A docudrama about the 1998 beating death of Matthew Shepard, a college student in Wyoming, will unfold on stage next month when Ardmore Little Theatre presents "The Laramie Project."
Auditions for the show will be Monday and Tuesday.
The script consists of excerpts from interviews with Laramie residents and the comments of the members of a New York theatre troupe that traveled to Wyoming to conduct interviews over time, spanning from four weeks following the attack through the trials that convicted the killers.
A dozen or more actors in the show's cast will use a weave of monologue, dialogue and reenactment to tell the story.
ALT's performances will be directed by Vaughn C. Johnson of Pauls Valley. The original production used eight men and eight women to portray more than 60 characters from college age through their 50s and older. Johnson plans to use a greater number of actors in retelling the story.
The script will contain adult language.
President of the ALT board, Leslie Dvorak, said ALT will be working with area schools to present information concerning bullying while rehearsals for "The Laramie Project" are underway.
Performance dates will be Nov. 15-18.
Open auditions will be Monday and Tuesday at 7 p.m. At the Goddard Arts Center. Any interested person may audition. No previous stage training is required nor is membership in ALT. Perusal copies of the script may be checked out at the ALT office at the Goddard Center.
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Volunteers are also needed for set construction, costuming, props, box office and other tasks necessary to present live theatre.
To ask questions, call (580) 223-6873 or visit www.ardmorelittletheatre.com.