SALT LAKE CITY – In the wake of her divorce, Sharon Olds wrote poetry to reflect on the dissolution of a 30- year marriage. The resultant book, Stag’s Leap, combs through all that has to be put back into place after a once-organized life is set in disarray. In recognition of her poignant work, Olds was awarded the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and was the first American woman to receive the T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry in 2012. Nancy Borgenicht conceived and directed Salt Lake Acting Company’s current adaptation of Stag’s Life, which sets the poetry’s moving...Read More
Author: Julia Shumway
OREM – We all know the story of Peter Pan: J. M. Barrie’s boy who never grew up, instead leading a band of children on an eternity of adventures with pirates and fairies. What Barrie left out was how Peter got to Neverland and assembled his Lost Boys in the first place. Lucky for us, Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson have written a series of books to fill in the blanks, and playwright Rick Elice has adapted their Peter Pan origin story to the stage. Hale Center Theater Orem brings the critically acclaimed Peter and the Starcatcher from Broadway...Read More
SALT LAKE CITY — Bellwether is a nice neighborhood. People know their neighbors. The parks have playgrounds for children and tennis courts for adults. Since moving to Bellwether, Alan Draft has taken a new job that pays more, and Jackie Draft has been able to quit working and spend her days at home with their six-year old daughter, Amy. Sure, Alan’s new job and commute keep him away from home for long hours, and Amy is in school during the day, but lonely days are nothing in comparison to all Jackie has to be thankful for. That is until...Read More
SALT LAKE CITY — Every job involves some navigation of workplace culture and politics. When Will starts work at the Boise, Idaho, Hobby Lobby, he upsets the store’s daily grind in a way none of his coworkers anticipated. At face value, Will (played by Brian Pilling) is a straight-laced man who left his job at the Coeur d’Alene Albertson’s to move to the big city. Some slight social awkwardness seems like the appropriate response to his eccentric co-workers. We soon learn, though, that Will’s stiffness is more than just first-day jitters. The move to Boise wasn’t inspired simply by a...Read More
SALT LAKE CITY — I’m sitting in a chair next to a large wooden box large enough for two people, wearing some noise cancelling headphones that play The Mountain Goats’ No Children. After a few minutes, another audience member steps out of a door in The Box and hands me a watering can. I take off the headphones and step into The Box, closing the door behind me. Shawn Francis Saunders is already inside, and he launches into a play written by Morag Shepherd. After three minutes (in which the watering can does eventually feature), I step out of the...Read More
THEATRE THURSDAY 🎭
Update on #UtahTheatre shows that have opened in the last week:
“/i/“ - @pioneertheatre
THE LITTLE MERMAID - @HCTO https://t.co/wKVeKlpmKK
“It isn’t everyday that a new play makes you really consider some heavy and heady questions. It is rarer when questions are posed without an agenda. For us...those answers are entirely up for grabs.” #UtahTheatre review for @pioneertheatre’s /i/: https://t.co/ox9OTga0KS
I saw 4 productions of ROMEO & JULIET in 7 months. Here's what I learned. #Shakespeare @UtahTheatreBlog #utahtheatre
It unlocks something hidden and innocent within the performers and audience.
-Nathaniel Woolley on Spring Awakening
#Utahtheatre #Utaharts #SLC @WestminsterSLC
NEW #UtahTheatre review for @pioneertheatre’s production of/i/: https://t.co/ox9OTga0KS
My @UtahTheatreBlog review of @HCTO's THE LITTLE MERMAID, some bubbly escapist theatre to get you through the bleakness of the Utah winter. #utahtheatre
“Audience members can kick back and enjoy their brief vacation to the sun and sea of this rollicking Disney favorite.” NEW #UtahTheatre review by @ATCA_Member @Russwarne for @HCTO’s THE LITTLE MERMAID: https://t.co/tqR1HoARVp
Get your tickets now! #AngelsInAmerica #utahtheatre
Only 12 more tickets left for Friday's performance!
Don’t miss Westminster Theatre production of Spring Awakening!
at Westminster College
March 1-3 and 8-10
$10/free for Westminster students, staff, and faculty
@westminsterslc #Springawakening #utahtheatre #SLC #SaltLakeCity
Tickets to Angels in America are going FAST. We have sold 50% of tickets for the remainder of the run, most of those sold in the last two days. If you want to see this show, don't wait to buy your tickets!
NEW #UtahTheatre review by @ATCA_Member @Russwarne for @HCTO’s THE LITTLE MERMAID: https://t.co/tqR1HoARVp
“As a reviewer, it is my distinct task to say what I think of plays and productions, but all I can give this one is a resounding, “I don’t know. You’ll have to decide for yourself.” New #UtahTheatre review for @slactingco’s HIR: https://t.co/CbHBlPbxKc
A story about you, probably, played by me. #SAGTheNerd #sandyartsguild #thenerd #utahtheatre https://t.co/yoNPv8KI4r
NEW #UtahTheatre review for @slactingco’s HIR: https://t.co/CbHBlPbxKc
“CRAZY FOR YOU might not be worth the drive from Provo, but if you’re in Davis County, it’s worth the price. Take the kiddies and get them started on the music that makes America great.” NEW #UtahTheatre review for @Hopeboxtheatre: https://t.co/AU3VHMxmV1
"Gays, Mormons and ‘Angels in America’: The landmark play took more than 25 years to get to Provo, but now it’s here ... in a shopping mall" -Salt Lake Tribune
PASSION @goodcotheatre today @4!
Sword fights galore! #stagecombat #robinhood #utahchildrenstheatre #utahtheatre… https://t.co/Z8VfXXvlI7
#intermission at @HCTO's THE LITTLE MERMAID. The sea and surf are a good antidote to the dreary Utah winter. #UtahTheatre