UTBA reviewers sound off: EXCELLENCE IN 2013

A scene from the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s 2013 production of Peter and the Starcatcher. (Photo by Karl Hugh. Copyright Utah Shakespeare Festival 2013.)

It’s been another busy year for UTBA. In 2013 we reviewed 223 productions—our second-highest annual total. From Garden City to Ivins, our reviewers traveled the state to review plays in Utah. Below are our reviewers’ thoughts about some of the excellence they have seen in our state this year. Excellent Professional (Equity) Productions I really […]


Plan-B’s SUFFRAGE is not to be missed

Show closes April 14, 2013.

SALT LAKE CITY — 

I’ll be honest; polygamy is not a topic I like to bring up in conversation. It is, however, crucially linked to the formation of our state, no matter how we may choose to gloss over it. With her new play Suffrage, Jenifer Nii has created a taut, engrossing, seminally female story that […]


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 […]


One night with two men named ‘Wallace’

SALT LAKE CITY — Wallace will host its world-premiere tonight at Plan B Theatre Company. The play interweaves two one-act plays about two, distinct individuals. Both were named Wallace. Both were writers. Both had some sort of connection to Salt Lake City. The result is a simple and beautiful contemplation on individuals, relationships, and home.