LBHS Students Produce “The Laramie Project”

Long Beach High School staged its first ever student-directed and produced show, when “The Laramie Project” was performed on June 16 and 17.
The play, written by Mosies Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Group, featured a cast of nine Long Beach High School students who each portrayed a variety of roles and was directed by senior Anna Falvey.

“The Laramie Project” was written in 2000, two years after the death of Matthew Shepard, a gay student at the University of Wyoming. The message of the play is about tolerance and hope.

Actors in the show included Jean Arnaud, Michael Campione, Alana Garcia, Chris Lester, Shea McMahon, Kristen Miciotta, David Newman, Shae Sennett and Noelani Tomicick.

“The show was a tremendous success,” said Acting Principal Dr. Francine Newman. “We are very proud of the students who used their talents to bring to light such a positive message. At Long Beach High School, tolerance and acceptance are ways of life.”