Archive for November 2012

Ardmore Little Theatre is opening their production of “The Laramie Project”. They are trying to spread the message of tolerance and acceptance in their community. Get together with some friends this weekend to travel as a group to Ardmore to see the show.

Show dates are November 15-17 @ 7:00 p.m. and November 18th @ 2:30 pm.

Location:
401 1st Avenue Southwest,
Ardmore, OK 73401
(580) 223-6387
Tickets for adults are 10.00
Tickets for students are 5.00

http://www.ardmorelittletheater.com/

“In October 1998 a twenty-one-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten and left to die, tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. His bloody, bruised and battered body was not discovered until the next day, and he died several days later in an area hospital. His name was Matthew Shepard, and he was the victim of this assault because he was gay. Mois├ęs Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project made six trips to Laramie over the course of a year and a half in the aftermath of the beating and during the trial of the two young men accused of killing Shepard. They conducted more than 200 interviews with the people of the town. Some people interviewed were directly connected to the case, and others were citizens of Laramie, and the breadth of their reactions to the crime is fascinating. Kaufman and Tectonic Theater members have constructed a deeply moving theatrical experience from these interviews and their own experiences. THE LARAMIE PROJECT is a breathtaking theatrical collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.”
more info at http://www.ardmorelittletheater.com/laramie_project.html

It’s a beautiful story of acceptance and love conquering hate.

This Friday, Interweave will be hosting a free screening of the documentary Stonewall Uprising at 7:00 p.m., Friday night (November 9) in Daniel Hall. I hope that you will all be able to attend!


“”It was the Rosa Parks moment,” says one man. June 28, 1969: NYC police raid a Greenwich Village Mafia-run gay bar, The Stonewall Inn. For the first time, patrons refuse to be led into paddy wagons, setting off a 3-day riot that launches the Gay Rights Movement. Told by Stonewall patrons, Village Voice reporters and the cop who led the raid, Stonewall Uprising compellingly recalls the bad old days when psychoanalysts equated homosexuality with mental illness and advised aversion therapy, and even lobotomies; public service announcements warned youngsters against predatory homosexuals; and police entrapment was rampant.

A treasure-trove of archival footage gives life to this all-too-recent reality, a time when Mike Wallace announced on a 1966 CBS Reports: “The average homosexual, if there be such, is promiscuous. He is not interested in, nor capable of, a lasting relationship like that of a heterosexual marriage.” At the height of this oppression, the cops raid Stonewall, triggering nights of pandemonium with tear gas, billy clubs and a small army of tactical police. The rest is history.

– Courtesy of Film Forum”

Friday, November 9, 2012
7:00 PM
Daniel Hall
First Unitarian Church
600 NW 13th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73103