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Arts & Entertainment - October 28, 2011

'The Laramie Project'

High school presenting play on aftermath of hate crime

by Dolores Fox Ciardelli

The drama students at Amador Valley High were focused last week at rehearsal for "The Laramie Project," as they recited the poignant lines of the townsfolk grappling to understand a tragedy in their midst.

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Posted by Erin
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Jan 8, 2012 at 12:26 am

This was a Epic Play that I ever seen in my life! I never knew that so people in the Amador theater would come and see this because it teaches people, their kids, teenagers, and their other families a true meaning. A meaning that says,"Don't kill somebody just because their different than you....."
I loved this play a lot I wish I watch a again in live and relive.

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Posted by Anon
a resident of Ridgeview Commons
on Jan 13, 2012 at 7:51 am

I agree with the message of the play, however, I disagree with the choice of using the Laramie incident for high school kids. The man who was murdered (Matthew Shepard) was a drug addict, and he was not murdered because he was gay. Do some Googling and research the topic out---the media falsely portrayed the whole thing.