U of U play “Big Love” reimagines ancient play in time of #MeToo

Can one of the world’s oldest plays be relevant today? It’s a question you ponder while watching the University of Utah Department of Theatre’s production of “Big Love”—a play based on a story that is thought to have originally been performed in 470 B.C. Despite it being about a forced marriage between cousins, the answer … Read more

A war story for women: Salt Lake Acting Co.’s “The Wolves” mesmerizes as coming-of-age tale on a soccer field

Scene from The Wolves (dav d daniels dav d photography)

In the Pulitzer-finalist play “The Wolves,” nine teen-agers burst onto a stage made of Astroturf, in braids and pigtails, and launch into overlapping backchat about tampons vs. pads, the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge, and how to pronounce Hermione, as they stretch for an upcoming soccer game. As an audience member of this mesmerizing play … Read more