Author: saraclaverie

RED BIKE is too wobbly to succeed

SALT LAKE CITY — Red Bike, produced by Pygmalion Theatre Company, is a thought provoking play written by Caridad Svich. The play is often mesmerizing with its repetitive phrases like, “Stocks, derivatives, and securities,” hinting at a need for social change. This show is best suited for adults. Red Bike is about a child about 11, who is played by all three actors in the cast. The child has acquired a red bike, and the play follows not only their thoughts about the dying town they are in, but also as they take on a big hill and speeds out...

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Say “Hale yes!” to DEAR RUTH

OREM — Hale Center Theater Orem made a great choice to start the new year with the comedy Dear Ruth. Written by Norma Krasna and premiered on Broadway in 1944, Dear Ruth is a perfectly crafted comedy, with delightful mystery and the most intense love triangle. The play also explores the great lengths some teenagers will go when they are overly confident and helpful. At the beginning, the play introduces Judge Harry and Edith Wilkins and their daughters, Ruth and Miriam, and their fun family banter sets the stage for laughs throughout the show. After the girls have gone, an...

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