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.
Samantha has been a musical theatre performer for over 15 years, a costume and props designer for just under 10 years and a performance teacher for 8 years. After earning her BA in Musical Theatre from Marywood University, she began working with several companies across multiple states until her work brought her to Upstate SC. Locally, she most recently performed as The Witch in Into the Woods with Market Theatre and as Marg Hamilton in The Inspector of Oz with Misfit Theatre.
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
Tickets PAY WHAT YOU CAN AT THE DOOR or reserve at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/160886081601
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