Well-known fact: Utah has a history of polygamy. Little-known fact: Utah was the second state in the United States to give women the right to vote. If those events seem dissonant, welcome to the Beehive State. Plan-B Theatre Company will explore Utah's peculiar society and politics in Jenifer Lii's play Suffrage that unfolds events through the eyes of two polygamist sister wives.
April 4-14, Plan-B Theatre, Rose Wagner Arts Center, 138 W. 300 South, SLC, 801-355-2787, planbtheatre.org
GI Jane gets her due
In recent years, the contribution and struggles of women in the armed services has been getting the attention it deserves. Repertory Dance Theatre will celebrate Fort Douglas' sesquicentennial with Women of Valor: In the Spirit of Service. Dramatic monologues and dance based on the Library of Congress's Veterans History. Project will recall the role of women in defending the nation. Proceeds from the April 11 performance will go to the Utah Women's Memorial at the Fort Douglas Military Museum.
April 11-13, Rose Wagner Arts Center, 801-534-1000, rdutah.org
Festival of Colors
What better way to welcome spring than getting coated in an eye-popping spectrum of color that could make a tulip fold up and return to its bulb. Holi is the Hindu Festival of Color, and the Krishna Temple grounds will be packed with 50,000 rainbow-powered revelers for the celebrations that feature food, music, and happiness.
March 30-31, Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple, 8628 S. State Rd., Spanish Fork
April 20, Salt Lake Krishna Temple, 965 E. 3370 South, SLC