On Nov. 1, 2 and 3, Governors State University’s Theatre and Performance Studies program will present “The Laramie Project,” a docudrama reflection on the kidnapping and brutal murder of Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old gay student at the University of Wyoming. The production, created by Moises Kaufman and members of Tectonic Theater Project, is based on hours of interviews with residents of Laramie. It explores how the brutal crime sparked a national movement that shed much needed attention on the treatment, tolerance and acceptance of LGBTQ+ citizens. For this production, 17 GSU actors, including Sade’ May . . .
FRIDAY, DEC. 9
SATURDAY, DEC. 10
- Nanny Nikki holiday music program at Flossmoor Public Library, 1000 Sterling Ave., at 11 a.m.
- You Matter 2 Winter Wonderland from noon to 4 p.m. at Flossmoor Community Church, 2218 Hutchison Road. Holiday fun and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Tickets are $5 to $10 at bit.ly/3VLh2m4.
- Miracle on Martin in downtown Homewood, 3 to 6 p.m. Ice sculpture walk, horse-drawn carriage rides, s’mores and more.