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LHS to present ‘The Laramie Project’

The Liverpool High School Casting Hall will present The Laramie Project at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, and Friday, Nov. 15, in the LHS Auditorium. Pictured, in the first row from left, are LHS Annex freshman Julie Coggiola, senior Zach Berube and senior Samantha Spadafore. In the back row, from left, are sophomore Isaiah Louis-Jean, senior Keli Wolf, senior Christopher Metallo and sophomore Destin Furcinito.

The Liverpool High School Casting Hall will present The Laramie Project at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, and Friday, Nov. 15, in the LHS Auditorium. Pictured, in the first row from left, are LHS Annex freshman Julie Coggiola, senior Zach Berube and senior Samantha Spadafore. In the back row, from left, are sophomore Isaiah Louis-Jean, senior Keli Wolf, senior Christopher Metallo and sophomore Destin Furcinito.

— In all, 27 Liverpool High School students make up the cast, playing more than 60 individuals.

“It’s a really big group,” Spring said. “When it was originally done in New York City, they had a group of eight or nine.”

The play also has a 15-member crew, which designs and works on what Spring called a “modern, funky set” that changes as the attitudes in the play change.

The most important thing, she said, is that the play makes people think about its subject matter.

“I teach a theater class. We talk about how all of the arts, and about theater in particular, can be a strong resource or means of education for people, a voice for social change,” Spring said. “I just want the message to get through to them. That’s all I ask for.”

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