AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY is an evening of gripping theater

Photo by Alex Weisman, IceWolf Photography.

SALT LAKE CITY — When their father goes missing, the three Weston sisters gather to the family home in rural Osage County, Oklahoma, to help their mother pick up the pieces of her life.  While a little drama is normal at any family reunion, a gathering of the Weston family is like a dysfunctional family Thanksgiving […]

The Grand Theatre’s NOISES OFF is a laugh riot

Show closes May 24, 2014.

SALT LAKE CITY — As a reviewer, it is a delight to see a show so well-executed in every aspect–in set design, in acting, in directing, in lighting and sound and costuming–that one’s only challenge at that point is to try and refrain from gushing. I will strive to do my best in this review […]

The Grand’s OUR TOWN is a thought provoking American classic

Show closes February 8, 2014.

SALT LAKE CITY — I had the privilege of attending the Grand Theatre’s production of Our Town on the 75th anniversary of its first performance on Jan 22, 1938, at the McCarter Theater in Princeton, New Jersey. This Pulitzer Prize winning drama by Thornton Wilder remains a classic in American theater and is frequently revived and […]

DEATH OF A SALESMAN is full of nuance and pathos

Show closes March 23, 2013.

SALT LAKE CITY — Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman is widely recognized as classic American drama, as evidenced by its laurels—among them the 1949 Pulitzer for Drama plus an armful of Tony awards for the original production and its Broadway revivals. In addition, its text is studied in English classes regularly as a significant […]

Davis Arts Council’s ROMEO AND JULIET sparkles in the park

Romeo and Juliet - Davis Arts Council

LAYTON — Nestled in the trees, tucked away in a corner of the Layton Commons Park, is the Ed Kenley Amphitheater, a beautiful performance space that plays host to a variety of artistic genres and performances throughout the summer months.  As part of their Summer Nights with the Stars season, the Davis Arts Council has initiated […]

COURSE 86B IN THE CATALOG is more than just history

Show closes May 6, 2012. Photo by dav.d photography.

SALT LAKE CITY — Kathleen Cahill has been a playwright in residence at Salt Lake Acting Company for the last two years, and from past reviews the relationship between Cahill and SLAC has produced very exciting new works.  Her latest play, Course 86B in the Catalog is currently being premiered at SLAC and it carries on […]

“Yoga Confidential” is fearless, but needs focus

SALT LAKE CITY — This weekend the Salt Lake Acting Company produced its first ever Fearless Fringe Festival: a weekend of three original shows by local artists producing new and experimental works. The show I attended was entitled Yoga Confidential: A Rat Bastard’s Inside Guide to Yoga & Surrounding Areas, written by Stephen Brown. Brown […]

A step into THE LAB: three new original works at the Rose

SALT LAKE CITY — The Lab | Script-in-Hand Series is a fairly new laboratory for original work by Utah playwrights. The lab is led by Tobin Atkinson (Meat & Potato Theatre) and supported by Jerry Rapier (Plan-B Theatre). This week brought the second installment of the series. Three 30-minute, one-act plays-in-progress were presented and followed by […]