85 pages 2 hours read

Moises Kaufman

The Laramie Project

Fiction | Play | Adult | Published in 2001

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Act III, Moments 4-5Chapter Summaries & Analyses

Act III, Moments 4-5 Summary

In “Angels in America,” the theatre company speak to Rebecca Hilliker before leaving Laramie. She tells them she’s producing Angels in America at the University in the upcoming season. The University has a lot of work to do in the aftermath of Matthew’s death; it needs to find ways to reach and educate its students in the face of deep-rooted homophobia. She believes that the theatre is one way to do that, and Jedadiah Schultz is auditioning for the lead role in Angels in America. Jedadiah tells us that he had a huge argument with his parents about his decision to audition for the part. They objected to his participation in the play because they believe that homosexuality is a sin. However, he pointed out that they had happily watched him play a murderer in Macbeth, and murder was a sin. He has never prepared so much for a role before.

Detective Rob DeBree has never had much to do with the gay community before this case, but he has a new perspective on the fear that LGBT people live with every day.