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.
Carson previously starred in our Rachel Lynett short play program and Stuck by Paris Crayton III , in January 2021. She is from Spartanburg, and Mom to a budding performer, Cheyenne. She is a veteran of the theatre and has a BFA in Musical Theatre from Lees-McRae College. Some favorite roles have included Matron Mama Morton/Chicago, Gary Coleman/Avenue Q, and Paulette/Legally Blonde.
The Laramie Project also features Quinn Davis, Doug Egge, Samantha Jemmott, Laura Bunn, Audrey Waldrop, Robyn Cheezum, Najee Joyner, Jalen Gray, and Robert Penninger. 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.
PARKING: Proud Mary Theatre will have plenty of directional signs but the Parking Lot is on the back side of the campus on Gramling Drive Near North Campus Boulevard.
Thursday – Saturday @ 7 pm
July 15-24, 2021
Susan Jacobs Arboretum – USC Upstate
Tickets $15-20 and available at proudmarytheatre.com.
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