‘And The Banned Played On’ a perfect coda to Plan-B Theatre’s memorable season

One of Plan-B Theatre’s most distinctive strengths is to produce work that compacts so many compelling layers of insights, meanings, and epiphanies into narratives that quickly move within a frame often lasting no more than 70 or 80 minutes. With its latest edition of ‘And The Banned Played On,’ which played to a packed Jeanne … Read more

Plan-B Theatre’s 24th season taps a record 7 world premieres by Utah playwrights

NOTE: This is the final installment in a series about Plan-B Theatre’s 23rd season and forthcoming 24th season. Sensing the momentum of a nicely ripening Utah Enlightenment, Plan-B Theatre has slated a record seven world premieres of plays by Utah writers for the 2014-2015 season. The company’s 24th season departs from previous seasons in significant … Read more

Plan-B Theatre’s ‘And The Banned Played On’ to focus on children’s literature

NOTE: This is the second installment in a review of Plan-B Theatre’s 2013-2014 season. The final installment looks ahead to the company’s 24th season, which is slated to be the most extensive in Plan-B’s history. At the bottom of the post is a preview video. In the decade leading to 2000, the American Library Association’s … Read more

For Plan-B Theatre, ‘The Season of Eric’ is high point of artistic satisfaction for performers, audiences alike

NOTE: This is the first of three installments about Plan-B Theatre’s season. The second installment will highlight the upcoming ‘And The Banned Played On’ event which will be held May 3 at The Rose Wagner Center for Performing Arts. ‘So: the Season of Eric. And I’m Eric; apparently sufficiently known (or at least notorious) to … Read more

Notes from FanX 2014: Larpers behold! Ex Machina Films has a story for you

A community college student eagerly aspires to be a writer despite a limited talent but he also fumbles in the real world because of his social awkwardness. He sees his tutor, a gifted graduate student whom he respects deeply, as the chosen hero of the prophecy from a game he plays as a member of … Read more

Ballet West’s The Rite of Spring

“We act as a conduit for the observers’ unexpressed desires, the silent appreciation they may contain for anything; a lover, a river, a building even.” ― Author Guy Mankowski on the ballet dancer Ballet West’s spring 2014 program includes three pieces: Jirí Kylián’s “Forgotten Land,” set to Benjamin Britten’s Sinfonia da Requiem; George Balanchine’s “Divertimento … Read more

Leo Libations: Eat and drink the science!

 The Leonardo, Salt Lake City’s newest museum, has become a popular destination to nourish minds and palates alike.  Leo Libations is a series of classes taught by James Santangelo of The Wine Academy of Utah and fed by the Leonardo’s chef de cuisine, Zanetta Jones. Classes cover different topics; the one my husband and I … Read more

‘Wild Rides and Wildflowers’ is worthy new entry in literary canon of Utah Enlightenment

Wild Rides and Wildflowers

By just mentioning death camas (a plant known very well especially by Western sheep ranchers) in their new book ‘Wild Rides and Wildflowers,’ two Utah Valley University scholars lead readers to several epiphanies, as they recount four years of press columns they wrote about riding the Great Western Trail on Mount Timpanogos. The plant becomes … Read more

Blue Man Group splashes into Salt Lake through April 6

Describe Blue Man Group. Ready Go. Impossible. Improbable. The theatrically indescribable Blue Man Group hit Salt Lake City with a splash on opening night Tuesday. The group will perform at Kingsbury Hall on the University of Utah campus through April 6. Tickets are still available in limited quantities to all remaining shows. Defying categorization, Blue … Read more