Early in Salt Lake Acting Company’s production of “Streetlight Woodpecker,” the protagonist Benji (played by Stefan Espinosa) mistakes the pecking of a neighborhood woodpecker for the sound of distant machine-gun fire. Benji, who has just returned from active duty with debilitating injuries, struggles to readjust to his hometown […]
Hannah McBeth studied art history, classics, and Mediterranean archaeology before getting a Master's at Cambridge University. She enjoys writing, hiking, and traveling to far-off places. Follow her on Twitter @hannahmcbee.
If you are familiar with the irreverent, bawdy, ever-so-absurdist humor of Mel Brooks’ films and plays, you will instantly understand the kind of wild ride the Grand Theatre’s The New Mel Brooks Musical: Young Frankenstein promises its audience. For those uninitiated into the 1974 cult film, the story […]
As World War II passes from living memory to documented history, the struggle to keep the devastating conflict vivid in the public imagination is urgent. This call is answered in the exhibit Remembered Light, on display October 14th-17th at the Salt Palace, in conjunction with the Parliament of the World Religions Conference. The exhibit is comprised of pieces inspired by the stained-glass fragments and memories of World War II veteran, Frank McDonald (1908-2002).