New York theater troupe Tectonic Theater stops at the brand new Arena Stage as part of the national tour of both the original Laramie Project and the revision The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later by Moises Kaufman. The play examines the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, which focused attention on hate crimes against the LGBT community. Scott Barrow and Jeremy Bobb star along with original cast members Mercedes Herrero, Greg Pierotti and Kelli Simpkins. The Laramie Project is staged Friday, Nov. 19, at 8 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 20, and Sunday, Nov. 21, at 2 p.m. 10 Years Later is staged Saturday, Nov. 20, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 21, at 7:30 p.m. Arena Stage, 1101 6th St. SW. Metro Weekly's Sean Bugg will lead a panel discussion in between the Saturday performances. Tickets are $35 to $55. Call 202-488-3300 or visit arenastage.org.