7th Great Salt Lake Fringe brings record 52 shows with live performances at The Gateway, virtual shows, running July 29-Aug. 8

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Utah Review will present reviews of nine Great Salt Lake Fringe shows in a two-part series on Aug. 2-3. In a recent Facebook post, Utah playwright Morag Shepherd, who has participated several times in the Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival, wrote, “For those who do not have the luxury or privilege to … Read more

Great Salt Lake Fringe 2020: Virtual format delivers smart concept shows, excellent performances

In Edinburgh, the birthplace of the Fringe festival concept in 1947, this year’s version has gone digital. “It’s hard to imagine a summer without the Fringe,” Shona McCarthy, Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society chief executive, said in a statement published online. “The explosion of creativity and community that the festival brings every year is unparalleled, and … Read more

Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival closes, setting ticket sales record with excellent performances, sold-out shows

With numerous sold-out performances in its five venues at The Gateway in downtown Salt Lake City, the fifth annual Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival closed on several record-setting notes. Ticket sales were up more than 34 percent from last year, topping the 3,200 mark for the first time in the event’s history. Payout to the … Read more