I just found out about this by reading Jeanie Clark's post on Facebook. The Laramie Project is dedicated to the memory of Matthew Shepard, the young gay man who was beaten severely, tied to a barbed-wire fence, and left to die of exposure out in Wyoming 11 years ago.
The show is being performed Thurs/Fri/Saturday at UB. The WESTBORO BAPTIST CHURCH buffoons are staging a protest of the Friday night performance. (the jerks who demonstrate at soldiers' funerals holding signs that say "God hates gays")
I didn't have plans for Friday anyhow - well, now I do. The best thing to do with these idiots is to ignore them - but the more people there to ignore them, the better! Anyone up for a little casual snubbery, and a play? Tickets are $20, $15 for seniors, and $5 for students. Doors open at 7:40 pm. Get your ticket online at www.etix.com - search by city, and the Laramie Project is the first thing to come up. I have to run to work now, so I will have to research this evening where a good "meetup" spot will be, pre-show. Maybe we can grab a beverage/snack before or after the performance.
So - I promise more details later on today - but I gotta hit the road!