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Weber State’s ARCADIA is a heady masterpiece

OGDEN — Often as an audience member, I want to passively sit and relax and to just let the performance happen—to simply be entertained. I see nothing wrong with this—and find myself seeking escapism and a “fun” night out when I go to see most musicals and plays. Yet despite the fact that Weber State University’s production of Tom Stoppard’s … [Read More...]

Public performances ended March 28, 2015.

Like PERICLES, Grassroots Shakespeare matures

PROVO — Over the course of Pericles, Prince of Tyre, the title character ages from a heartsick young man to an experienced middle-aged man. It's a fascinating journey to watch him grow and gain wisdom through experience. Like Pericles, Grassroots Shakespeare Company has grown and matured. It is no longer the ragtag group of college students that it … [Read More...]

Public performances ended March 28, 2015.

Like PERICLES, Grassroots Shakespeare matures

PROVO — Over the course of Pericles, Prince of Tyre, the title character ages from a heartsick young man to an experienced middle-aged man. It's a fascinating journey to watch him grow and gain wisdom through experience. Like Pericles, Grassroots Shakespeare Company has grown and matured. It is no longer the ragtag group of college students that it … [Read More...]

Molly Wetzel (left) as Witch, Natasha Harris as Witch, Drew Shirley as Macbeth, and Sceri Ivers as Witch in the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s 2015 Shakespeare-in-the-Schools touring production of Macbeth. (Photo by Karl Hugh. Copyright 2015 Utah Shakespeare Festival.)

Shocked and Inspired by MACBETH

OGDEN — It’s intense, aggressive, and violent, but entirely enthralling. It is hard not to respond to this “Die Hard version,” (Eric Weiman, actor) that the Utah Shakespeare Festival is touring around schools because it is such an excellent production, and makes Macbeth equal to any of Shakespeare's plays. The story is full of dynamic characters … [Read More...]

Arcadia cropped - Weber State University

Weber State’s ARCADIA is a heady masterpiece

OGDEN — Often as an audience member, I want to passively sit and relax and to just let the performance happen—to simply be entertained. I see nothing wrong with this—and find myself seeking escapism and a “fun” night out when I go to see most musicals and plays. Yet despite the fact that Weber State University’s production of Tom Stoppard’s … [Read More...]

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Students analyzing data for the Springville Museum of Art at the Utah Data Dive on March 27, 2015.

Bring your theatre company into the 21st century with data

OREM — Last week I participated in the Utah Data Dive, a two-day event where students from Utah Valley University, Brigham Young University, and Utah State University met to analyze data for non-profit organizations. The goals were to give students the experience analyzing data that they would need to land jobs after graduation and to help non-profits understand their data well enough to use it to … [Read More...]

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Public performances ended March 28, 2015.

Like PERICLES, Grassroots Shakespeare matures

PROVO — Over the course of Pericles, Prince of Tyre, the title character ages from a heartsick young man to an experienced middle-aged man. It's a fascinating … [Read More...]

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It’s a nice start, but Radical Hospitality’s STREETCAR never arrives

SALT LAKE CITY – Salt Lake City has a new theatre company: Radical Hospitality Theater. This theatre company feels different. Their claims to produce rarely … [Read More...]

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PTC’s I HATE HAMLET is a charming, funny love letter to theatre

SALT LAKE CITY — Producing a lesser known comedy poking fun at theatre might seem like a gamble, but Pioneer Theatre Company's production of I Hate Hamlet by … [Read More...]

The Winter's Tale - Brigham Young University

THE WINTER’S TALE freezes, then warms up

PROVO — Labeled as one of Shakespeare’s greatest problem plays, The Winter’s Tale at BYU is an elegantly and intricately designed performance, though not … [Read More...]

Kristin Housley as Mrs. Antrobus.

THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH explores the human family through history and time

SALT LAKE CITY — “We came through the depression by the skin of our teeth, that’s true!—one more tight squeeze like that and where will we be?” launches the … [Read More...]

Molly Wetzel (left) as Witch, Natasha Harris as Witch, Drew Shirley as Macbeth, and Sceri Ivers as Witch in the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s 2015 Shakespeare-in-the-Schools touring production of Macbeth. (Photo by Karl Hugh. Copyright 2015 Utah Shakespeare Festival.)

Shocked and Inspired by MACBETH

OGDEN — It’s intense, aggressive, and violent, but entirely enthralling. It is hard not to respond to this “Die Hard version,” (Eric Weiman, actor) that the … [Read More...]

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THE MILK DRAGON limps along at UVU

OREM — In a "land of no past and no future," all the people do what they are told and work together in harmony. There is no sickness, no disorder, and no death. … [Read More...]

Show closes April 27, 2015.

EPIC doesn’t live up to its name

SALT LAKE CITY — Epic, produced by Next Stage productions and directed by Marinda Maxfield, is set up as a choose-your-own-adventure-style, audience … [Read More...]

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Absolutely no aversion to this A/VERSION OF EVENTS

SALT LAKE CITY — A/Version of Events is bold, fearless, exciting . . . and you should probably go see it. Playwright Matthew Ivan Bennett takes his audience on … [Read More...]

The Last Five Years featured - Utah Rep

Fall in love with THE LAST FIVE YEARS

SALT LAKE CITY — Just two weeks after the release of the film adaptation starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan, Utah Repertory Theater Company has … [Read More...]

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