Author: saraclaverie

Enjoy a marvelous evening of PILLOW TALK

OREM — Pillow Talk, played at the Hale Center Theater in Orem, was a delightful experience. The movie was adapted to a play by Christopher Sergel, and this performance was directed by Barta Lee Heiner. Set in 1958, this romantic comedy follows the drama of two professionals working from home and sharing a telephone line. A woman named Jan is running her interior design business from her home and can’t get and calls though because the man she shares a party line with, Brad, is always on the phone with different women. Unbeknownst to Jan, Brad uses the party line...

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Rakan’s PHANTOM MAP is the fringe-iest show this year

SALT LAKE CITY — An extremely talented group of dancers and actors, called Rakan, are performing their debut show, Phantom Map, at the Fringe Festival. This performance included Japanese Butoh dance as well as a script that was intriguing and sinister. The company’s expertise in the Butoh dance style was immediately apparent, and each movement was accented by their opening costumes which consisted of long robes, three red, one white, and scary-looking black gloves which lengthened each finger by at least double to a point. One performer wore a mask, and the others had black eye coverings. With great...

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SALT LAKE CITY — Okay, theater goers. I am not sure what happened here but I was the only one at this performance of Molly Whirlwind and the Great Bear in the huge Westminster Courage Theater. Graciously, the cast performed masterfully for me, but I have to wonder if either ticket prices were too high (there have been several performances with less than 5 people attending) or people coming to the fringe are looking for more provocative content, because every show except the ones by Great Bear Folk Theatre have been full of that. I feel so bad for those who missed this last show of Molly Whirlwind and the Great Bear, because I laughed my asses off. Yes, since I was covering for the rest of the absent audience, I felt free to laugh more than one ass. Molly Whirlwind and the Great Bear, produced by The Great Bear Folk Theatre, was written and performed by Lori and Omar Hansen, and boy were they a great team. They played all sorts of different characters, shared more than one story and sang together in delicious harmony. They tell a story of a town being terrorized by a huge bear, who is apparently taller than the tall tale they’re telling, and multiple characters come to best the bear, only to be scared away. Finally, Molly Whirlwind enters the scene and tames the bear....

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