“The Laramie Project” by Moses Kaufman and Tectonic Theater Project Weekends April 28 to May 19 Directed by Samantha Fork By special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service Mature Audiences Only Synopsis: In October 1998 in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming, Matthew Shepard, a 21 year old student at the University of Wyoming, was tied to a fence post, severely beaten, robbed, , tortured and left, alone, to die. His body -- battered, bloody, barely clinging to life -- was discovered eighteen hours later. He was rushed to the hospital and put on life support. He died five days later. The reason for this brutal crime? Matthew Shepard was gay.