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    Play addresses hate crime

    Play addresses hate crime

    Jimmy Stewart performs one of his characters in “The Laramie Project” Tuesday at the Tarble Arts Center. The play is about the death of Matthew Shepard as a result of a hate crime in 1998. Robbie Wroblewski/On The Verge

    Play addresses hate crime

    The death of Matthew Shepard in October 1998, did more than just bring to light the issue of hate crimes; it also inspired Moises Kaufman to write a play about the effect that the crime had on the town of Laramie, Wyo.

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