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Not the Shakespeare you Know

Not the Shakespeare you Know

By Cate Heiner

March 22, 2017

Randy Reyes, director of the upcoming production “The Two Noble Kinsmen,” made it clear this may not be the Shakespeare audiences are used to. “It’s not going to be stodgy Shakespeare, in doublet and hose,” he said. In fact, not even the text of the play comes directly from Shakespeare. In...

Russia and the U.S. Across a Chess Board in PTC’s ‘Chess Concert’

Russia and the U.S. Across a Chess Board in PTC’s ‘Chess Concert’

March 7, 2017

This story has been updated to reflect new information. Coming up next on the Pioneer Theatre stage at the University of Utah is a performance slightly different than the usual season. “Chess” will be performed as a concert with a limited number of performances on March 10 and 11. Originally written ...

Plan B Theatre, ‘Virtue’ (review)

Plan B Theatre, ‘Virtue’ (review)

February 22, 2017

In a story of love, loss and personal connection to God, “Virtue” examines the life of Hildegard, a holy woman in Germany during the twelfth century. Plan B Theatre Company brings Hildegard to life in their production, which opened this last weekend at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. Theatrical...

PTC’s ‘Women in Jeopardy’ Paints Utah in Entertaining Colors (review)

PTC’s ‘Women in Jeopardy’ Paints Utah in Entertaining Colors (review)

February 16, 2017

Dentists, camping trips, fun runs and girls' nights take the stage in Pioneer Theatre’s latest production, “Women in Jeopardy," and after opening this weekend, runs through Feb. 25. The premise is as follows: Liz has recently started dating Jackson, and her best friends Mary and Jo are feeling...

Plan B: ‘Virtue’ (preview)

Plan B: ‘Virtue’ (preview)

February 16, 2017

Plan B, a local theatre company known for exploring unique and socially conscious stories, will now tackle the story of Hildegard of Bingen in the new play “Virtue.” As an abbess during the twelfth century, Hildegard was known for her visionary spiritual experiences and skills as a composer. Playwright...

Playwright Returns to PTC Stage with ‘Women in Jeopardy’ (preview)

Playwright Returns to PTC Stage with ‘Women in Jeopardy’ (preview)

February 8, 2017

Following three divorced mothers, "Women in Jeopardy" is set to feature on the Pioneer Theatre Company stage as their next show of the season, providing a fun and lively way to escape the gray February skies. Wendy MacLeod, the playwright behind the show, is certainly no stranger to Salt Lake. In 2012,...

‘Dogfight’ Features Advanced Cast–But a Not So Advanced Culture (review)

‘Dogfight’ Features Advanced Cast–But a Not So Advanced Culture (review)

February 6, 2017

"Dogfight's" story, chronicling experiences of masculinity, war and love, opened this past weekend at Babcock Theatre. Representing the Department of Theatre's final musical of the season, "Dogfight" is more than the love story it seems. The show, based on the 1991 movie by the same name, follows the...

The Grand Theatre Revels in Jokes with ‘Comedy of Errors’

The Grand Theatre Revels in Jokes with ‘Comedy of Errors’

February 3, 2017

“The Comedy of Errors” opens this weekend at The Grand Theatre, along with the mishaps, mistakes and laughter of a good time. “The Comedy of Errors” follows many of Shakespeare's well-known comedy tropes. For those unfamiliar with the classic story, it opens with two pairs of identical twins,...

Student Actors Try New Skills in ‘Dogfight’

Student Actors Try New Skills in ‘Dogfight’

By Cate Heiner

February 1, 2017

"Dogfight" will mark the start of spring semester for University of Utah's Department of Theatre. With songs written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the same duo that contributed to the tunes in “La La Land", “Dogfight” weaves a story of love, loss and heartbreak against the backdrop of the Vietnam...

‘i’ Featured Next on PTC’s Play-by-Play Docket

‘i’ Featured Next on PTC’s Play-by-Play Docket

By Cate Heiner

January 26, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company shines the light on another new play this weekend. Part of the theatre's Play-by-Play series, "i" was written by Jeff Talbott and will be performed Jan. 27 and 28 as a staged reading. Much like the other plays in the series, “i” examines personal relationships and how people...

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