OREM — “A new play every ten minutes.” That’s the promise of Utah Valley University’s Short Attention Span Theatre, an evening of short plays playing in the Exbox Theatre this week only. The promise of a different story every 600 seconds is fulfilled, although I found that my satisfaction of the evening often changed as frequently [...]
LEHI — On Friday evening I had a flashback to two different Christmases. No, I wasn’t playing Scrooge in a production of A Christmas Carol. Instead, I was reminded of playing a shepherd in a church Christmas pageant when I was about ten years old. I also remembered my younger brother playing Joseph when he was [...]
PROVO — The lights are out, the costumes gone, and the actors have all headed home. Last weekend was a treat sure to be on the minds of patrons and performers of The Echo Theatre. After hosting monthly productions produced in house and by local theatre groups, The Echo hosted their first round of Echo 10. [...]
SALT LAKE CITY — Wasatch Theatre Company opened their 11th Annual Page to Stage Festival with an evening of Short Shorts, six short plays written by local authors, each presented by a different theatre company. The intimate space of the Studio Theater at the Rose Wagner Center was a perfect setting to present these plays. [...]
SALT LAKE CITY—It is cathartic to experience a play like Zion Theatre Company’s portrayal of Mahonri Stewart’s Jinn and Other Myths. This performance does not just entertain, but also challenges you to analyze the artistic material and also yourself. The play itself is in an unusual format—instead of one cohesive piece, with one set of [...]
SALT LAKE CITY — On Saturday, Plan B Theatre closed their 20th anniversary season with their annual 24 hour theatre fest, SLAM. Five ten-minute plays, all written, directed, and rehearsed within twenty-four hours by seasoned Plan B artists (and a few new faces) were presented to a large audience at the Rose Wagner theatre. In [...]
OREM — As I stepped into the Noorda Theatre at Utah Valley University to see the opening production of SAST (Short Attention Span Theatre), I found myself welcomed into an atmosphere very different than I had ever seen at previous performances. The set was simply a series of black platforms, the lights were dim, and all [...]
SALT LAKE CITY — For everything there is a season. This season is winter and the topic is one’s situation of experiencing the winter of life. Babcock Performing Readers and Walk-Ons Incorporated performed The Senior Theatre Project: Five short plays by, for and about seniors on February 11, 2010 at the Olpin Union Little Theatre on the University of Utah Campus.