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Planned anti-gay protest draws gay supporters

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) - Word of a planned protest outside a Cedar Rapids Theatre spurred a demonstration of its own.

Hundreds of supporters came out on the opening night of The Laramie Project, a play that tells the story of the aftermath of the 1998 murder of Matthew Shephard in Laramie, Wyoming.

Many had heard Westboro Baptist Church members were going to protest the play. That group never showed up.

It's the last show before the Theatre moves back into its downtown theatre that was swamped by floodwaters.

The Laramie Project runs through Jan. 24 at Theatre Cedar Rapids.

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