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Stage: Saturday’s Voyeur

The 39th edition of  Saturday’s Voyeur by Allen Nevins and Nancy Borgenicht opens June 21.  The three-act musical satire tries to figure out what exactly is going on in our crazy world nowadays. The cast of characters includes Peggy – the manager of the Salt Lake liquor store, Sterling – one of her most frequent “customers,”…

Review: Plan-B’s (in)divisible

I’ve always loved the joke about the Chinese cookie fortune: “May you live in interesting times.” The joke part is that the fortune is actually a curse. And while (in) divisible, currently playing in Plan-B’s space at the Rose Wagner, is a production about many, many things, I reckon it’s mostly about life in interesting…

Review: SLAC’s Hand to God

Two words. Puppet sex. Yes. Those two words do actually mean “puppets having sex,” which was not at all what I expected last night during the preview of Robert Askins’ devilishly funny play Hand to God at Salt Lake Acting Company. And, while I’ve no prior experience evaluating the quality of simulated hand puppet intercourse in…

Review: Plan B’s Not A Drop

First, some equivocation. I realize that we are fortunate to have a company like Plan B in our community—a company that does challenging original works in a minimalist black box theater. It is a luxury to have the city’s best thespians, directors and set designers squeezing every last ounce of production value out of that…

Preview: Plan B’s Not One Drop

No. It’s not a play about Utah’s alcohol laws, although it is a dark comedy. Not One Drop, Plan B Theater Company’s latest world premiere, is a two-actor production on a sparse set that explores, wait for it, the nature of relationships. Starring two of Salt Lake’s best comedic actors, Colleen Baum and Latoya Cameron, Not…