Eric Samuelsen (1956-2019): A titan of the Utah Enlightenment

NOTE: Plan-B Theatre will present a free reading of Eric Samuelsen’s Borderlands, featuring the original cast of the 2011 premiere, on Oct. 5 at 2 p.m. in the Rose Wagner Center for Performing Arts. While the performance is free, tickets are required and can be obtained at this Plan-B page. For details about funeral services … Read more

Magnificent ensemble acting cements Plan-B Theatre’s The Ice Front as standout production

One of the most impressive scenes in The Ice Front, the Eric Samuelsen play in a world premiere Plan-B Theatre production, comes in the second act, where the five actors, stage manager and assistant manager have assembled at a restaurant. Shortly before this scene, Morten, the Nazi collaborator who is running the Norwegian national theater, … Read more

Moral dilemma of collaboration, accommodation ignites upcoming Plan-B Theatre’s premiere of Eric Samuelsen’s The Ice Front

In occupied France during World War II, writers and intellectuals did not approach the moral dilemma of collaboration and accommodation in a unifying response. A leading figure of the Resistance from the outset, Albert Camus edited an underground newspaper. But, Jean-Paul Sartre and André Malraux, while sympathetic to the Resistance efforts and contributing anti-Nazi content, … Read more