Tandy Beal’s HereAfterHere: A Self-Guided Tour of Eternity aims to engage the audience in a conversation about death. However, the performance is so full of the joy of life, music, movement and creativity that at times death is left in the wings, although still close enough to remind […]
For many, Christmas comes with a concentrated dose of dysfunctional family “fun.” Anyone who didn’t get theirs this year can find it at A Night with the Family, Matthew Ivan Bennett’s new play being staged by Pygmalion Productions. The comedy takes us back to the holiday with an energetic performance […]
If you missed our awards reception at Finch Lane Friday night you were not privy to the winners of our new program “Utah’s 15 Most Influential Artists”. These past couple months we asked our readership to nominate the artists they felt have changed the cultural landscape of our […]
Lend Me A Tenor The Musical, written by SUU’s own Peter Sham & Brad Carroll, made its world premiere at the Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City in 2007. Earlier this month, it made its German debut at Oper Leipzig. Based on the award-winning West End and Broadway […]
What does it mean to be a man? Plan-B Theatre Company’s resident playwright, Matthew Ivan Bennett, tackles this complex question in his latest work and world-premiere Eric(a). A one-person play that directly engages the audience as participants, Eric(a) is a thought provoking piece filled with challenging questions about […]
Another Language Performing Arts Company continues to push boundaries and redefine theatre. Think back to geometry class and mapping points on a grid. The x-axis runs horizontally and the y-axis runs vertically. It’s a two-dimensional plane. But then there is the z-axis, a visual representation of our three-dimensional […]
by Dale Thompson For a performance at the Leonardo, why not draw inspiration from the man himself? Co-creators Robert Smith, Creative Director at the Leonardo, and Alexandra Harbold, Freelance Director, did just that for their latest work, “Senses 5.” “We wanted to create a project that met the […]
The Utah Shakespeare Festival’s staging of Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus, will look familiar to anyone raised with the films of Quentin Tarantino or Robert Rodriguez.
“For us, fifty-one is bigger than fifty,” said Brian Vaughan last night as he and co-Artistic Director David Ivers raised the curtain on the 51st annual Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City. Featuring six plays (for the summer, with an additional two to follow in the fall), […]
Diamonds are a modern tenth-anniversary present, but that seems too unoriginal for Plan-B’s production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. What would be the right thing for a fantastically outrageous play that bills itself as, “Sex, drag, and rock ‘n roll. The anatomically incorrect, glam-rock musical”? For starters, […]
Twenty-four hours. Five playwrights. Five directors. Fifteen actors. This is the tried and true recipe for Slam, an annual production by Plan-B Theatre Company. In twenty-three hours, five short original plays grow from infancy to full maturity. The twenty-fourth hour is when the audience is invited in to […]
Dale Thompson watches Kathleen Cahill’s new play evolve.