Guthrie to present 'Laramie Project' epilogue

The Guthrie Theater and several other theaters in Minnesota will take part in a worldwide reading of a new epilogue to "The Laramie Project," about the killing of gay college student Matthew Shepard in Wyoming.

"The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later" features new interviews with Shepard's mother, Judy, and with convicted killer Aaron McKinney.

The Guthrie, Blake School's MacMillan Performing Arts Center, the Duluth Playhouse and Phoenix Theatre in Red Wing will each present the live reading on Monday, Oct. 12 -- the 11th anniversary of Shepard's death after he was robbed and beaten outside of Laramie, Wyo.

The Minnesota theaters are among 120 theaters worldwide presenting the epilogue simultaneously. After the reading, the Guthrie and other theaters will take part in a satellite talkback from New York's Lincoln Center hosted by actress Glenn Close.

Participating theaters will be able to submit questions during the talkback via Twitter.

More information on show times is available at: www.laramieproject.org.

(MPR reporter Elizabeth Dunbar contributed to this report)

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