Proud Mary Theatre Company’s live production of The Laramie Project, the award-winning play by Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project, will be performed Outdoors at the USC Upstate Amphitheatre July 15-24, Thursdays-Saturdays @ 7 p.m.
This outdoor theatre production about the murder of gay college student Matthew Shepard in 1998 in Laramie, Wyoming, is directed by Ben Dawkins and will be performed at the USC Upstate 12-acre Susan Jacobs Arboretum which has a 300-seat amphitheater, a meandering creek lined with stones and boulders, 12 separate garden areas/plant collections of foliage indigenous to the area, and rows of Nuttall Oak trees.
Doug Egge is honored to be able to perform in The Laramie Project, his third show with Proud Mary Theatre Company. As we approach the 21st anniversary of these events, it is very telling that they are still an issue we deal with. His previous PMTC show was Southern Baptist Sissies (Preacher). His other roles include Captain Slank (and company) in Peter and the Starcatcher and Harry the Horse in Guys and Dolls at Spartanburg Little Theatre, and Ram’s Dad (and others) in Heathers at Converse College. Other roles at SLT were Sir Bedevere in Spamalot , Monsieur D’Arque in Beauty and the Beast, Mr. Northbrook in Mary Poppins, Max in Dial M for Murder and Mitch in A Streetcar Named Desire. Doug wants to thank his understanding wife, Shana for allowing him to “live in a play” a few times each year.
The Laramie Project also features Quinn Davis, Samantha Jemmott, Laura Bunn, Audrey Waldrop, Robyn Cheezum, Robert Penninger, Najee Joyner, Jalen Gray, and Schuyler Carson-Jackson. USC Upstate alum Joanie Blackwell is stage manager.
This production is made possible by the generosity of USC Upstate, USC Upstate Theatre, Landrum Eclectics, the LGBT Fund of Spartanburg.
Thursday – Saturday @ 7 pm July 15-24, 2021
Susan Jacobs Arboretum – USC Upstate
Gramling Drive Spartanburg, SC
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