(Robert Hurwitt’s article appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, 4/5.)

Time hasn't been healing for the residents of Laramie in the decade since University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard was murdered. Anger, some progress and an insidious form of denial await the members of the Tectonic Theater Project who return to document how the townsfolk have adapted in "The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later."

The docudrama sequel, which opened Saturday at New Conservatory Theatre Center, isn't as potent as Tectonic's "The Laramie Project," which has been seen by tens of millions of people in countless professional and school productions since it opened in 2000. But it's more than an important footnote.


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