Since 1991, Plan-B has brought us original, interesting works to enjoy and contemplate. Plan-B is the only theatre company in Utah history to have toured internationally. Their production of GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL! is so in-demand, they're bringing it back for another tour in June.

Now it's time for their annual fundraiser. For the past 8 years, Plan-B's fundraiser has focused on censorship. This year, they decided to focus on the fact that the company strives to develop new work by Utah playwrights. They're going to take this concept and run with it.

The SLAM 2011 fundraiser certainly sounds worth the money (if supporting one of Utah's better theatre companies wasn't a good enough reason already). They're writing and performing five 10-minute plays in 24 hours.

When I write, it takes me an agonizing amount of time to get an idea, write it down, and then tweak it enough to be comfortable showing it to anyone. I couldn't imagine writing and performing something in that short amount of time and then expecting people to pay for it. But these people are professionals!

Their tag-line, to be honest, is what caught my eye:

5 Playwrights | 5 Directors | 5 Designers | 15 Actors A whole lotta coffee for them...a cash bar for you!

I hope the same wit and humor is present in these five plays they're producing for us. Tix at $40 for orchestra seats or $25 for balcony seats. Go online to planbtheatre.org or call 801-355-ARTS to purchase tickets.

They'll also announce the 2011/12 season that night as well. If you're a fan of Plan-B, definitely get yourself a ticket to this event.