Students’ play tells of homophobic murder

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A PLAY about a teenager who was killed in a homophobic attack in America is the latest in a series of hard-hitting productions by students at an Edinburgh college.

The Laramie Project, which tells the story of Matthew Sheppard, who was brutally murdered for being gay, will be performed by the HNC Acting and Theatre students from Edinburgh’s Telford College Performing Arts Studio Scotland (PASS).

The play is directed by lecturer John Naples-Campbell and will be performed as part of the college’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender history month.

Performances are at the PASS theatre between 2pm and 4pm today, and 7-9pm tonight.