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Doug Barry
Lemon Bay Playhouse Reader’s Theater
The Laramie Project
at SunCoast MCC
Saturday, May 11 at 4PM
3276 E. Venice Avenue, Venice, FL 34292
The Senior Co-Pastors of SunCoast Metropolitan Community Church (MCC), Reverend Dr. Nancy Wilson and Reverend Vickie Miller are excited to host the Lemon Bay Playhouse Reader’s Theater performance of
The Laramie Projecton Saturday, May 11 at 4PM.
Reverend Wilson said, “We are a welcoming church and embrace programs like the The Laramie Project which bring awareness about the reactions to homosexuality.” Reverend Miller said, “SunCoast MCC is becoming well-known to sponsor programs that emphasizes the need to be inclusive.”
The program selection titled The Laramie Project is a documentary-style play by Moises Kaufman about the reaction to the 1998 murder of gay
University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming. The murder was denounced as a hate crime and brought attention to the lack of hate crime laws in various states, including Wyoming.The Laramie Project has been produced at professional playhouses in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. In 2002, HBO commissioned a film of The Laramie Project, also written and directed by Kaufman.The Lemon Bay Playhouse is a small, non-profit community theater located in the Englewood, Florida area providing a host of activities to entertain, including plays, events and summer theater camp for children. 
One major avenue of entertainment is their Reader’s Theater program. The members perform at local libraries, clubs and other community organizations. The depiction of The Laramie Project brings awareness to the important issues of prejudice and tolerance.
All are welcome.
Bring your family and friends.
Parking will be available. A Love Offering will be taken.
Following the show, meet the actors and enjoy Q & A
with coffee and cake.
About SunCoast MCC
SunCoast MCC is recognized for being “A Place to Belong”. You will always receive a warm welcome at our place of worship, gathering and services. We are a church that loves, plays, serves and prays together. SunCoast MCC has decades of history of service, in Venice, FL representing a diverse community. We are here to welcome and serve. We are a place where you can be engaged in serving others and making a difference in the wider community.
Even if you are not a member of MCC or are not sure you want to attend services at SunCoast MCC, we are here for you and are available to connect.
We are a welcoming, diverse and active community, we share God’s love in a spiritual environment offering truth • trust • transformation. Click hereto visit our website.
About the Lemon Bay Readers Theater
Lemon Bay Playhouse is Englewood, Florida’s community theater, providing live performances throughout the year. The
Reader’s Theater is a form of theater where lines are not memorized but read by actors from a script. Performances may be simply staged – the actors are seated and stage directions are read aloud – or they may be fuller productions using sets, costumes and blocking. Readers Theater is a good way for new actors to try their hand at public performance and to gain familiarity with performance skills as well as script analysis, character development and other acting tools. It is also a delightful way to enjoy hearing new plays with fellow theater fans!
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