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The cast of The Laramie Project. Photo by John Lamb 

The Laramie Project runs October 11-21

CCT will open its 21st season with The Laramie Project by Moisés Kaufman and the members of the Tectonic Theatre Project. This production will be directed by Jim Danek and will run October 11-21, 2018 (Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sundays at 2:00pm). 

The Laramie Project dramatizes the reaction to the 1998 murder of gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard, one of the pivotal crimes in the history of LGBTQ awareness in the United States. On October 7, 1998, Matthew Shepard was discovered bound to a fence in the hills outside of Laramie, Wyoming, savagely beaten and left to die. He passed away five days later on October 12, 1998. For the next year and a half, members of the Tectonic Theatre Project interviewed citizens of Laramie to create this beautiful piece of theatre. CCT is proud to present this important work on the 20th anniversary of Matthew's death.


All actors will play a variety of characters throughout the play:

Jack Abels
Kelly Hunter
Jack Janssen
Mark Lull
Tim Naegelin
Denny Patterson
Elizabeth Penny
Tina Renard
Lucy Sappington
Rob Tierney
John Waller
Chrissie Watkins 

Performances and Tickets

Thursday, October 11, 8:00pm
**Friday, October 12, 8:00pm 
Saturday, October 13, 8:00pm
Sunday, October 14, 2:00pm 

Thursday, October 18, 8:00pm 
**Friday, October 19, 8:00pm 
Saturday, October 20, 8:00pm 
Sunday, October 21, 2:00pm

**Special Opportunity! CCT will be hosting post-show discussions on the issues raised in The Laramie Project on Friday, October 12 (the anniversary of Matthew Shepard's death) and Friday, October 19. These discussions will be facilitated by cast member Denny Patterson, who has interviewed and studied the Shepard family, the Matthew Shepard Foundation, and their ongoing legacy. Read Denny's piece "Matthew Shepard 20 Years Later," published in Out Front Magazine here

Purchasing advance tickets is easy! Visit us at Brown Paper Tickets, e-mail, or call 314-721-9228 to reserve yours today! 

Tickets can also be purchased at the door beginning 60 minutes prior to each performance. Lighted, handicapped-accessible parking is available.

Want to save $$ on tickets to CCT productions? Become a member today!

As is true of most non-profit theatre companies, Clayton Community Theatre depends on the generosity of its supporters to bridge the financial gap between ticket revenue and production costs. All donors are recognized as members in every program and receive varying benefits for their membership, depending on their level of support. 

Membership is available at several levels: 

Subscriber: $60 for adults, $50 for seniors/students. Includes one season ticket to all three plays (adults save 20% off the single ticket price, seniors/students save 17%). 
Supporter: $150. Includes two season tickets to all three plays, reserved seating with advanced reservation, and two complimentary beverages per production. 
Patron: $250. Includes two season tickets to all three plays, on-site donor recognition signage, reserved seating with advanced reservation, and two complimentary beverages per production.
Sponsor: $500. Includes two season tickets to all three plays, on-site donor recognition signage, reserved seating with advanced reservation, unlimited complimentary beverages, and a pre-show meeting with the cast and director on request for each production. 
Member: $20. Does not include season tickets, but includes acknowledgement in the program. 

Membership can be purchased online here. You may also print and mail this form in with payment. 

The rest of our exciting season includes...

Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Jessa Knust. February 7-17, 2019. This "weird and wonderful" (New York Times) retelling of the Greek myth about the musician Orpheus and his wife Eurydice ruminates on love, loss, and the power of memory. Eurydice is one of the few retellings of the classic myth told from the heroine's perspective. It considers her untimely death and descent into the Underworld, what she finds there, and her difficult decision of whether or not to return to Earth with Orpheus. Eurydice was nominated for Drama League and Drama Desk awards in 2008. 

Biloxi Blues by Neil Simon, directed by Sam Hack. May 2-12, 2019. This well-known play, the second in Simon's semi-autobiographical "Eugene trilogy" centers on Eugene's observations of the contest of wills between his drill sergeant and an intellectual recruit at a Biloxi, Mississippi army base in 1943. Along the way, he loses his innocence in many ways. It is both a reflection on prejudice and and people's reaction to prejudice, and also hilariously funny from beginning to end, and it is the winner of multiple Tony awards. CCT plans to complete the Eugene trilogy with Broadway Bound in the 2019-2020 season. 

CCT welcomes Stefan Peterson as Vice President for Administration

We welcome CCT's new Vice President for Administration, Stefan Peterson. Stefan has acted in several CCT shows, worked behind the scenes for several more, and joined the Board in 2018. He had taken a hiatus from theater while studying for his degree, but once he moved to St. Louis he connected with CCT and jumped right back in. We are happy to have his energy and talents on our team!

Clayton Community Theatre performs in the South Campus of Washington University in Saint Louis (the former C.B.C. High School), 6501 Clayton Road, 63117. Click the map graphic for details. There is a large lot for free parking west of the entrance.

Unless otherwise noted, auditions are in the same place.

Write us at 
Clayton Community Theatre
P.O. Box 50035
Clayton MO 63105

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Financial assistance for this project has been provided by The Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

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