Hap Erstein talks about Florida Stage's reading of The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later, this event still deserves discussion in the press;
While reviews of the play were specifically discouraged, and the script does have an unfinished, unshaped feel to it, the evening as an event had a sense of global community and an unsubtle call to action that argued efforts to eradicate hate crimes are still in their infancy.
The 18-member Florida Stage cast included producing director Louis Tyrrell, managing director Nancy Barnett and public relations director Michael Gepner. Among the other cast members were such frequently seen area actors as Dan Leonard, Bruce Linser, Lourelene Snedeker and Karen Stephens.
Florida Stage drew a packed house for the event at $30 a seat, with the proceeds going to The Shepard Foundation and to Compass, Palm Beach County’s gay and lesbian services organization.The entire article can be found on Palm Beach ArtsPaper.