DIFFERENT=AMAZING, ROSE WAGNER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, Saturday, Feb. 22, Noon, Free
When it comes to taking an anti-bullying message to Utah school kids via live theater, Plan-B Theatre Company is a natural fit. The company specializes in Utah-born and bred stories, and for this show that will tour 30 elementary schools over the next month or so, playwright Matthew Ivan Bennett drew on real bullying stories submitted by students at SLC's Mountain View Elementary School, as well as his own childhood experiences from the playground, to create a two-person show full of anti-bullying scenes and monologues that will be delivered by actors Tyson Baker and Latoya Rhodes. Directed by Jerry Rapier, the 45-minute production will mostly be seen in schools in Salt Lake and Davis Counties, but it also includes free public performances in Salt Lake City this weekend, and at Ogden's Good Theatre Company, 260 25th St., on March 1 at noon and March 3 at 7 p.m. While the public performances are free, they do require a ticket--available through the Plan-B website.