Letter: A challenging play well done

To the editor:

Last Friday evening I had the pleasure of seeing “The Laramie Project” put on by the RHS students under the direction of Steve Bucko. The play was much different than I anticipated. While the underlying theme had to do with gay bullying, the much more predominant focus addressed the profound emotional impact of this tragedy the people of Laramie, Wyoming. The play had a Ken Burns flavor with the actors voicing the direct words of town members based on 220 interviews after the event. The actors clearly put all their effort into this fast-paced, emotionally charged tear-jerking performance. They met the challenge well, handling this difficult material with depth of feeling and confidence. Congratulations to each of the students who performed so well. They should all feel deservedly proud. Congratulations also to Steve, who debuted as theater director with this thought-provoking play. Seeing such talent, I am looking forward to the spring play.

Ollie Stocker

Father of two RHS graduates