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Welcome to V-Season: ‘The Vagina Monologues’ Fundraisers for Local Organizations

Welcome to V-Season: ‘The Vagina Monologues’ Fundraisers for Local Organizations

By Hannah Keating, Arts Writer

February 15, 2020

  “Welcome to V-Season” flashes in red on the homepage of the V-Day organization’s website. The “V” referred to here is not necessarily what we usually associate with the middle of February — there are no Valentine’s cards or red hearts here, only a proclamation to end violence ...

Artist of the Week: From the Page to the Stage, DiNucci Writes, Produces and Directs Her Own Play

Artist of the Week: From the Page to the Stage, DiNucci Writes, Produces and Directs Her Own Play

By Kate Button, Arts Writer

February 7, 2020

  Jillian DiNucci, a sophomore at the University of Utah and student in the Actor Training Program, has now written and produced her own play. Originally hailing from Boise, Idaho, she first got her start with a playwriting program at the age of 13. Now, after receiving a grant, DiNucci has ...

‘ODA Might’ is A Must See

‘ODA Might’ is A Must See

By Arielle Gulley, Arts Writer

November 9, 2019

In their latest production, "Oda Might," Plan-B Theatre Company is able to do what most would deem impossible these days — balance the good with the bad. The production deals with heavy subject material such as mental instability, murder, race, injustice and death. While discussing such complex issues,...

MTP Student Laura Rizzo in Idaho Summer Stock Theater

MTP Student Laura Rizzo in Idaho Summer Stock Theater

By Hannah Keating, Arts Writer

May 27, 2019

  As regional theater across the country close their traditional seasons, "summer stock" theaters open their performances to the public. Current third-year Department of Theatre student Laura Rizzo started rehearsals for the regional theater company Yellowstone Playhouse just after the end of...

‘The Rivals’ Delights with Witty Humor and Sharp Performances

‘The Rivals’ Delights with Witty Humor and Sharp Performances

By Christopher Payne, Assistant Arts Editor

April 14, 2019

  Ten minutes into the University of Utah’s production of “The Rivals,” I was entirely lost. I only understood every two in five words. I couldn’t have said which characters were which or who knew whom. I’m not one for traditional theater, and this show reinforced my initial misgivings with...

‘Men on Boats:’ A Flowing Triumph of Adventure and Danger

‘Men on Boats:’ A Flowing Triumph of Adventure and Danger

By Madge Slack

March 3, 2019

  “Men on Boats” is a rather ambiguous title for a play and, to be honest, it suits a rather ambiguous play. This charming tale starts out adrift and slowly brings the audience in as viewers figure out what on earth is happening. In a credit to director Sarah Shippobotham’s casting choice...

Student-Led Production “Hippolyta” is an Immersive and Powerful Twist on “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Student-Led Production “Hippolyta” is an Immersive and Powerful Twist on “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

By Hannah Keating, Arts Writer

February 2, 2019

  “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is inarguably one of Shakespeare’s most well-known plays, featuring the comical plights of star-crossed Athenian lovers, the caricatures of a troupe of actors, and the manipulations of the forest’s fairies. In this play, the Bard glosses over the chara...

Pioneer Theatre Company Reinvents Mary Bennet with “Christmas at Pemberley”

Pioneer Theatre Company Reinvents Mary Bennet with “Christmas at Pemberley”

By Palak Jayswal, Arts Editor

November 26, 2018

  Jane Austen lovers like myself will be delighted to hear that Austen’s work has not come to an end quite yet. Pioneer Theatre Company is revitalizing the glory which is “Pride and Prejudice” in their production of “Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley” that will serve as a continuation of...

‘Spring Awakening’ to deliver mature topics, upbeat music

‘Spring Awakening’ to deliver mature topics, upbeat music

April 11, 2013

Babcock Theatre’s latest student production touches on issues usually swept under the rug. While some students might shy away from issues of adolescent sexual desire and insecurities often labeled as taboo, the students performing in “Spring Awakening” and director Denny Berry are enthusiastic a...

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