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The Laramie Project

[THEATER] June 21-June 29

Fifteen years ago a young man was beaten, tortured and tied to a fence to die in rural Wyoming. Matthew Shepard, 21, died because he was gay. Based on more than 200 interviews, “The Laramie Project” dramatically illustrates the emotional devastation and bewilderment caused by this crime, which sparked laws to curb gay-bashing nationally. Friday-Saturday, 8 p.m., Sunday (June 23 only), 2 p.m.; Onyx Theatre, 953 E. Sahara Ave., www.onyxtheatre.com, $20.