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by Moisés Kaufman

and the Members of Tectonic Theater Project

Directed by Lee Ann Payne


When Matthew Shepard was brutally murdered in 1998, the residents of Laramie reacted to the anti-gay hate crime and surrounding media storm with anger, bewilderment, and sorrow.  Their reactions were recorded by Moisés Kaufman and members of Tectonic Theater Project, and masterfully spun into a piece of theatre as important today as it is relevant.  THE LARAMIE PROJECT portrays the seismic and deeply personal impact Matthew’s death had on the small town of Laramie, Wyoming, while also demonstrating the power of the human spirit to triumph over bigotry and violence.  Join us as we revisit Matthew’s story on the 20th anniversary of his death.


“A pioneering work and a powerful stage event.​

- Time Magazine


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Performance dates: January 20 - February 4, 2018 (preview January 19)

Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm


Ticket Prices: $25-$52 (Discounts for Seniors, Educators, Patrons under 30, and Military available for all performances except Preview Night FRI JAN 19)


Suggested Age Recommendation: Ages 13 and up.


Approximate Running Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission.


All performances are held at the:

Lucie Stern Theater

1305 Middlefield Road

Palo Alto, CA 93401

In cooperation with the City of Palo Alto, Community Services Department, Division of Arts and Sciences


For more information including details about parking, wheelchair access, and listening devices, visit our Plan Your Visit Page or call 650-329-0891. To purchase 2017-18 season tickets, please visit our 87th Season Page HERE.



Opening Night AfterGlow Party

Saturday, January 20

Enjoy a post-show champagne reception with drinks and appetizers while meeting the cast, FREE with the purchase of a ticket for that evening’s performance.



Post-Show Director/Cast Talkback

Thursday, January 25

Enjoy our Talkback series with Director Lee Ann Payne and members of the cast following the performance, FREE with the purchase of a ticket for any performance during the run.



Post-Show Designer Talkback

Thursday, February 1

Enjoy our Talkback series with members of the design team of the show following the performance, FREE with the purchase of a ticket for any performance during the run.



PLAYERS GIVES BACK: The Billy DeFrank LGBTQ Community Center

The Billy DeFrank LGBTQ Community Center is a volunteer-run nonprofit, providing leadership, advocacy, and support to Silicon Valley's LGBTQs.  Since 1981 the Center has been a significant diverse voice, creating a safe place for intersectional discussions to strengthen our ties within our community and allies.



(in alphabetical order)

Jeff Clarke

Josiah Frampton

Kelly Hudson

Judith Miller

Dana Cordelia Morgan

Roneet Aliza Rahamim

Brad Satterwhite

Todd Wright



Director: Lee Ann Payne

Scenic Designer: Nikolaj Sorensen

Costume Designer: Melissa Sanchez

Lighting Designer: Patrick Mahoney

Sound Designer: Jeff Grafton

Stage Manager: Rivka Kelly

Artistic Director: Patrick Klein




TERMS AND CONDITIONS Show times are at 7:30pm on Thursdays, 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2pm on Sundays. For ticket services, please call 650-329-0891. All sales are final; there are no exchanges or refunds. However, season subscribers are able to exchange at no charge. Ask our box office how you can become a season subscriber, and enjoy special perks like exchanges and discounted tickets. Will call ticket information: Tickets are available for pickup at the box office will call window one (1) hour prior to show time. U.S. mail ticket information: If requested, tickets are mailed via the U.S. Post Office First Class mail no later than seven (7) days prior to the show date. Palo Alto Players has two (2) price levels on the seating chart: PRIME and VALUE. If you have accessible seating needs or simply need assistance, please call our box office at (650) 329-0891. Thank you! Enjoy the show!