SALT LAKE CITY — What happens when Queen Elizabeth II dies? How will the newly minted King Charles III reign over the vastly different country and commonwealth that he has been waiting so long to inherit? What about the more popular and younger William inheriting instead? How will they solve a problem like the image of Camilla? Playwright Mike Bartlett answers almost all of these questions with his 2014 play, a “future history” written entirely in blank verse and owing many thanks to much of Shakespeare‘s cannon. The Queen is dead. Charles is now king and mourning son. His family...Read More
Author: Megan Crivello
Since 2009, Salt Lake Acting Company has given it’s holiday schedule slot to a production for young audiences. Beginning with Go, Dog, Go! based on the book of the same title, this annual event has become a beloved tradition for families, school groups, and those who are young at heart. This year’s offering is Diary of a Worm, a Spider, and a Fly (adapted from the Diary of a Worm series by Doreen Cronin), an uplifting musical adventure providing a “bug’s eye view” to the world. Youth Theatre at U artistic director Penelope Caywood is returning to SLAC to helm her...Read More
Perfectly Portioned: Playwright Melissa Leilani Larson on mixing food and body image in Plan-B’s THE EDIBLE COMPLEX
Plan-B Theatre Company extended its mission to produce socially conscious theatre pieces to include a new and younger generation by launching FEST ( the Free Elementary School Tour) in 2013. This six year initiative has included a half hour version of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, Matthew Ivan Bennett’s DIFFERENT= AMAZING, and last year’s RUFF! by Jenifer Nii. 2016 brings us Melissa Leilani Larson’s The Edible Complex, a piece about a 10-year old who dreams of becoming a chef, but is also confronted with societal expectations about her body. Larson gives UTBA the skinny on how her new play came about and...Read More
SALT LAKE CITY — Producing a Shakespeare play is a traditional go-to for up and coming theatre companies. There are no royalties; the play can be staged anywhere on a minimal budget; and the company can easily showcase whatever ensemble has been assembled. There is also a great deal of freedom to layer a concept onto a classical text. These concepts are usually applied to make the antiquated nature of Shakespearean language accessible for modern audiences. Entire theses have been written on the relative effectiveness of conceptual Shakespeare, but in my experience, sometimes they work and sometimes they don’t. The Dark Lady...Read More
SALT LAKE CITY — Originally created in 2008 and premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival Innovation – A Physical Theatre Piece is just that: physical. Using movement set to music in place of dialogue, creator and director Jared Larkin blends classical elements of clowning, mime, commedia dell’arte, and modern dance to tell a sweet story about two women as they grow from childhood through all the milestones and pitfalls of adulthood. The 15-person cast, led by Felicia Anderton and Maggie Haight, cleverly use frames, planks of wood, strips of fabric, small props, minor costume changes, and their own bodies to create locales ranging from the schoolyard...Read More
CAPTAIN LOUIS @SCERAupdate is “an enjoyable little show for its young audience.” #UtahTheatre review -
The Merchant (father) plucks a rose and gets himself into trouble. #utahtheatre… https://t.co/SpswstSaa8
So it's like being unhappy, but in your leg?
Love and Information @WestminsterSLC
#slco #utahtheatre #slctheatre
@SackersonCo’s SHOCKHEADED PETER is “absolutely one of the best shows I have seen this year.” #utahtheatre review - https://t.co/g1K9l4nCtd
Which #UtahTheatre shows are getting you in the 🎃 holiday spirit?
Seeing 'Mercury' at SLAC. Let's get weird. #utahtheatre
This Friday is Pub Night at #ShockheadedPeterSLC -- come see the show, then join the cast and crew for drinks afterwards!
@grassrootsbard “does an excellent job of bringing Shakespeare to life.” #utahtheatre review for CORIOLANUS. https://t.co/4SlrpjexaO
Secret dramaturgical machinations are the best. Also pizza for breakfast. #newplay #amwriting #UtahTheatre
Local #UtahTheatre legend Sarah Shippobotham is The Emcee in #ShockheadedPeterSLC.
See her devilish powers on display this Friday!
Walking down the halls of Fox13 in a full 18th century French royalty getup is an exercise in humility, I'll tell you. #utahtheatre
Walking down the halls of Fox13 in a full 18th century French royalty getup is quite an experience, I'll tell you. #utahtheatre
I'm going to take credit for BYU producing Helen Edmundson's #MillOnTheFloss 15 years after I told them they should. #UtahTheatre @BYUarts
I'm really proud of this show:
Killer cast. Killer live music. Halloween perfection 👌💀✂️
Lovely time of year for #UtahTheatre 👍: "Mercury"-@slactingco , "River. Swamp. Cave. Mountain"-@planbtheatreco, "Coriolanus"-@grassrootsbard