The Relative Theatrics group of South East Wyoming will be presenting the premiere production of The Big Heartless by Dale Dunn in Laramie April 5 – 7 and 12– 14.

Actors will be performing the modern play at the Gryphon Theatre in the Laramie Plains Civic Center.

The production tells the story of a wolf recovery specialist whose life is changed when his nephew comes to him seeking refuge.

Dunn is a play wright from Santa Fe whose play was recently included in the 2017 Playwright’s Voiced Series and hits home on the Rocky Mountain ways of life.

The RT group began its Playwright’s Voiced program in the spring 2015.

This event’s primary focus is to shed light on new local and regional works by rising playwrights.

This show is directed by Blake Watson and features local talent including Laramie High’s former student Lea Bergman.

Laramie High School senior Bronwyn Field has recently become involved with the RT group.

Field has gone to multiple play readings within the past few weeks. The most recent reading Field participated in was Rocket Man by Steven Dietz in which she played a character named Trisha.

“The play readings I was doing have several different plays all following a different theme,” Field said, “Recently, we focused on the theme of time.”

Field has always been interested in doing Relative Theatrics productions but had never found the time. When invited by Anne Mason to do the readings, Field jumped at the opportunity.

“It worked well in my schedule because there was only one rehearsal and one performance”

RT was founded in August 2013 by Mason and has been performing productions ever since.

Mason is an experienced professional who returned to Wyoming with one goal “to bring fresh theatrical experience to the Laramie community,” according to

Since their introduction to the community, RT has added improv classes and actor’s workshops to their repertoire as well as becoming a non-profit.

Actors wishing to participate in future productions must do a general audition and are welcome to return for other shows once being cast.


The modern group makes their home in the historic Gryphon Theatre of Laramie, Wyoming.

They limit their shows to 50 audience members a night to create a unique experience for those in attendance.

“Bringing the audience onto the stage, we strive to create an intimate black-box setting that puts the audience into the world of the play,” according to their website.

Tickets will can be found online at , the LPCC Main Office, or Coal Creek TAP.

General admission is $12 in advance and $16 day-of. Students and senior tickets are $10 in advance and $14 day-of.

Coal Creek TAP will be selling tickets for the set price of $12 along with a special price for a meal for those who purchase their tickets in advance.