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Parkersburg Pride sponsors free livestream of ‘The Laramie Project’

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MARIETTA — The final live-stream performance of “The Laramie Project” by the Theatre at Marietta College at 8 p.m. Saturday will be free to the next 500 people who reserve access through a sponsorship by Parkersburg Pride.

“The Laramie Project” is the true story of Matthew Shepard, a young gay man severely beaten outside Laramie, Wyo. It is based on more than 200 interviews with residents of Laramie, some connected to the case.

The show contains adult language, homophobia and graphic descriptions of violence.

Parkersburg Pride is a 501(c)3 nonprofit group that sponsors events and programs to provide social and educational resources to members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies, friends and family.

The Theatre at Marietta College will perform “The Laramie Project” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday with access to either live stream is through www.showtix4u.com/events/MCTheatre.

Students in the show, which opened Feb. 12, are Noah Anderson of Pomeroy, Natasha Didytch of Cleveland, Dylan Todd Brown of Marietta, Grace Tomasko of Aurora, Ohio, Kyra Cutsail of Laurel, Del., Sam Bartlett of Marietta, Robby Allen of Beverly and Joan Owen of Parkersburg. Stage manager is Sophie Wheeler of Cambridge and the costume designer is Bayden Hoblitzell of Marietta.

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