Elmhurst, IL — GreenMan Theatre announces the cast for its upcoming production of The Laramie Project by Moises Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project. This controversial play draws on hundreds of interviews conducted by that theater company in the aftermath of the 1998 murder of gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming. Eight local actors will play more than 60 characters in a series of short scenes. The cast of this production includes Ben Armstrong (Bensenville), Valerie Meachum (Elgin), Kate Mirsky (Addison), Duard Mosley (Elmhurst), Cheryl Rice (Elmhurst), Eric Scanlan (Carol Stream), Lauren Scanlan (Carol Stream), and Frank Warpeha (Oak Brook).
The Laramie Project is the fourth production in GreenMan’s milestone tenth season. GreenMan Artistic Director David Soria (Lombard) directs the production and Katie Soria (Lombard) is the assistant director. Corporate funding provided by BMO Harris Bank. The show is GreenMan’s Showcase presentation of 2013-14 and it runs for only 7 performances between April 4-13. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 PM; Sunday matinees begin at 2 PM. All performances take place at Asbury Hall at First United Methodist Church at 232 S. York in Elmhurst. For more information or for tickets, please visit www.greenmantheatre.org.
There will also be a performance on Thursday April 10 at 7:30 PM. Free parking is available. Tickets are $17; $15 for students and seniors. For groups of 10 or more that reserve tickets together, each ticket will be discounted $2. Tickets can be reserved by calling the box office line at 630-464-2646.
GreenMan Theatre Troupe is a non-profit 501[c]3 organization whose mission is to provide a source of cultural enrichment and pride for the community by presenting diverse, quality productions and providing opportunities for personal growth in the theatrical arts. GreenMan has been presenting plays in Elmhurst since being founded in 2003 by Jill Perez, David Soria, and Carole Thorpe. Past productions include “Ravenscroft,” “Macbeth,” and “The Guys.” GreenMan also offers classes and workshops for members and the community and welcomes new members and participants in all aspects of theatre production. GreenMan programs are partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. Financial support provided by the City of Elmhurst Community Grant Program.