Panelists for the League of Cincinnati Theatres (LCT) have recognized CCM’s The Laramie Project with an LCT nomination for Ensemble in a Play as well as distinguishing it as a recommended production. Congratulations to the entire cast and crew!

The Laramie Project brings to life on stage the facts surrounding the death of Matthew Shepard, a gay college student whose brutal murder shocked the country in 1998. Moisés Kaufman and members of his theatre company traveled to Laramie, Wyoming, to conduct 200 interviews with the residents of the town. The result is a powerful dramatization of the murder, investigation and subsequent convictions – a sobering look into how hate is born and nurtured in the back streets of a friendly American town. View a slideshow of the production here.

Panelists praised the ensemble cast which “meshed perfectly”; “the entire cast came together and worked together to produce a compelling piece of theatre.” The show itself was “moving” and “a powerful evening of theater.”

Final LCT awards will be determined at the end of the season and announced at the LCT gala in the spring.

CCM’s Studio Drama Series resumes April 18 -20 with a production of Emily Mann’s Execution of Justice, directed by Michael Burnham. A chilling examination of the trial of Dan White for the murder of Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone, Execution of Justice is scrupulous in its objectivity. Admission to Execution of Justice is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at noon on Monday, April 15. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order. This production contains mature subject matter. Learn more about the production here.

About the League of Cincinnati Theatres
The League of Cincinnati Theatres was founded in 1999 to strengthen, nurture and promote Cincinnati’s theatre community. LCT provides its member companies and individual members with education, resources and services to enhance the quality and exposure of the theatre community in Cincinnati and increase community awareness, attendance and involvement. Learn more about the LCT here.

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