Rulon Stacey is a Mormon man, the CEO of the Poudre Valley Hospital (where Matthew Shepard was treated), and the spokesperson for Matthew’s family. Throughout Matthew’s tenure at the hospital, Rulon communicates with the media to update the public on Matthew’s condition. Although Rulon objects to homosexuality for religious reasons, he expresses immense sympathy for Matthew’s family, and is moved to tears when he announces Matthew’s death. Rulon shows how, even for people who do not change their views on homosexuality, Matthew’s death inspires intense empathy and allows them to begin to understand the hatred that LGBT people regularly face.
Rulon Stacey Quotes in The Laramie Project
The The Laramie Project quotes below are all either spoken by Rulon Stacey or refer to Rulon Stacey. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Dramatists Play Service edition of The Laramie Project published in 2001.).
Act 2: Magnitude Quotes
And as I told you before, homosexuality is not a lifestyle with which I agree. Um, but having been thrown into this…I guess I didn’t understand the magnitude with which some people hate.
Rulon Stacey Character Timeline in The Laramie Project
The timeline below shows where the character Rulon Stacey appears in The Laramie Project. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Act 2: A Laramie Man
...the victim and had been at their establishment the night before. The narrator then introduces Rulon Stacey , the CEO of the hospital where Matthew was treated, who received a call from... (full context)
Act 2: Medical Update
Act 2: That Night
Act 2: Magnitude