MHS Theatre puts on first play of the school year


Brooklynn White, Reporter

As the first production of the 2020-2021 school year comes close, Kathleen Barbara and her students begin their final preparations for opening night. 

The estimated 12 students involved in the production of The Laramie Project have worked on it since the middle of Feb. and are said to be looking forward to seeing their audiences’ faces again. 

The play is about the true story of the murder of gay-hate-crime victim Matthew Shepard and the interviews that took place during his trial. It takes place from 1998-2000 in Laramie, Wyoming

Barbara has said that she was even excited to complain about the irritating things about the theatre and that she thinks the cast and crew are grateful to be back and performing again.

It will be available for people to attend both virtually and in-person on April 8, 9 and 10 at 7:30pm. Tickets cost five dollars for students and seven dollars for adults to attend in-person while the online attendees would be charged five dollars plus a convenience fee.

This crime was one of two crimes that pushed people to realize that a hate crime bill needed to be implicated in order to protect people who are seen as targets. 

“It felt like the right time to do this particular show because now there’s enough diversity here that we can present this kind of material. I think there is still a lot of work to be done in terms of progressive actions and language towards people. It’s beautiful and well written.”