Plan-B Theatre Company is presenting GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL! For all of you out there who do not know who Gutenberg is, here's a brief history lesson: Johann Gutenberg is the man who invented the printing press, making literature, mass-communication and so many other things possible today. We owe a lot to this man.
By my memory, he didn't live that interesting of a life. Luckily, according to Egyptian Theatre's summary of it, it's only "sort of" about Gutenberg. The play focuses more on Bud and Doug, wanna-be playwrights who are performing all of the roles themselves in the hopes that a Broadway producer is in the audience that will sign them to a Broadway contract.
I'm a big fan of wanna-be writers. And two-man shows. A two man show means watching a limited amount of people run around the stage like mad folks trying to pretend to be many people. What's not funny about that?!
The last time GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL! was in Utah, it won awards for the performances in Salt Lake, back in 2007. That's got to be a sign that it's amazing in itself. It took three weeks of begging to get the show to come back to Utah. I have no doubts in my mind that wait was worth it.
GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL! will be performed Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from June 3 to 19. Friday and Saturday shows are at 8 p.m., Sunday shows are at 6 p.m. Tickets are $18 for Reserved Seating or $25 for the nifty cabaret-table seats they have right up against the stage. I have a feeling these shows will sell out fast, so make sure to get your tickets in advance! Laughter extends the life, so do yourself a favor and take a night off to laugh down at the Egyptian.