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Theater Review: The Other Place at Utah Rep

Feb 18, 2017 /
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The Other Place at Utah Rep is a multi-dimensional puzzle of contradictory dialogue and timelines, unspoken worry and half-remembrances that add up to a tight 88 minutes of great theater. The play is narrated and driven by Juliana, a successful neurologist whose life is unraveling. Her professional victories are unquestionable, but at home, her husband […]

Play Preview: Matilda at The Eccles

Feb 17, 2017 /
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Roald Dahl’s books, it seems, were never meant for grownups. With few exceptions, adults are vile, cruel and awful in his books—leaving children to fend for themselves. In none of the late author’s books is this formula more apparent than in Matilda, a novel he wrote just a few years before his death, but was […]

Review: Virtue at Plan B

Feb 17, 2017 /
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You like monks? You like nuns? Well have I got a show for you! A proper robes and sandals saga called Virtue, by accomplished playwright and University of Utah professor Tim Slover, now playing at Rose Wagner Center. The Plan B Theater Company production is an examination of the life of Hildegard of Bingen, who, among […]

Life on the Ledge

Feb 16, 2017 /
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Breaking barriers with a Park City-made independent film. If Oscar Wilde was right about life imitating art and we seek a future where all people are represented, perhaps someone needs to create that world on screen first. Lindsay Wilner is trying to do just that with her new film Ledge Dweller. Wilner’s screenplay challenges the […]

Utah Opera Announces 2017-2018 Season

Feb 15, 2017 /
Utah Opera releases 2017-2018 Season schedule, including the UT debut of Moby-Dick

If you’re someone who thinks opera is unexciting, you should probably think again. In celebration of their 40th anniversary, Utah Opera announced their 2017-2018 season performances including a 40-day extravaganza and the Utah debut of two in-house productions. The season will feature four extravagant main-stage productions, and in September ethereal soprano Renée Fleming will bless Utah with her presence. Counting down […]

“Hands Up, Don’t Shoot”: The Art Exhibit

Feb 15, 2017 /
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The #BlackLivesMatter movement didn’t end with protests and loud Facebook posts. It wasn’t swept away by chaotic political controversies, and it didn’t vanish as soon as election issues took center-stage. The discussion and controversies surrounding police brutality towards marginalized populations, and the groups that seek to address it, still permeates modern life… which is why […]