“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.
Tonight BYUtv broadcasts a live performance of the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This is the first time in the festival’s 50 year history that a performance has been broadcast live. The play will be performed at the festival’s signature venue, the Adams Shakespearean Theatre, one […]
In the last weekend of August, Salt Lake Acting Company stepped out to the fringe and they did it fearlessly. From August 26 – 28, unique voices in the theatre community had a moment in the spotlight as SLAC hosted the second annual Fearless Fringe Festival, which features […]
On the occasion of the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s golden anniversary we sent 15 Bytes writer Dale Thompson down to Cedar City to review a couple of this year’s productions.
A review of Eric Samuelsen’s Borderlands, the sold-out play now at Plan B Theatre.
Just walking in to the performance space tells you you’re in for something a little different. Another Language Performing Arts Company, founded by Elizabeth and Jimmy Miklavcic, is housed on the second floor of the Intermountain Networking and Scientific Computation Center, a research facility on the University of […]
From the moment the audience settles in to their seats for Mesa Verde at Plan – B Theatre, it is clear that Matthew Ivan Bennett’s latest work is going to be raw and stripped to its essentials. What literally and figuratively sets the stage is the work […]
In this month’s edition of 15 Bytes our Culture Conversation focused on local, intimate theatre experiences, especially productions of work by local talent. Among the plays mentioned was In, the work of local playwright Bess Wohl which had its world premier this past weekend. Our review is below. […]
The relationship between America and Iran is often understood through headlines and sound bites that report events but do very little to explore the issues beyond the context of politics. In her latest work, which is also a world premiere, local Utah playwright Kathleen Cahill puts the tension […]