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Plan B opens wide with the Edible Complex

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Plan B Theater Company’s educational children’s play The Edible Complex makes its debut this Saturday as part the Ring Around the Rose series in the Jeanne Wagner Theatre at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center.

One of the series’ “wiggle friendly” offerings for children, The Edible Complex is a play designed to provoke discussions about body issues and healthy attitudes about food. After it’s debut on Saturday, the play will embark on a tour of elementary schools around the state.

Created for children in the fourth through sixth grades, but accessible to all children, the short play is a comedy about 10-year-old Anna, who dreams of being a chef. She is also becoming aware of how her body is different from others at school. So, one day she decides to stop eating and then, suddenly, her food starts talking back.

The light-hearted take on a serious topic is written by Melissa Leilani Larson and comes complete with a discussion guide for teacher and parents who want to use the performance as a jumping off point for talking with pre-teen children about these important issues.

The play begins at 11 a.m. and children of all ages are welcome. Parents are encouraged to arrive early. Tickets are $5 and are available at the door or online.

Download the discussion guide here.

Jeremy Pugh

Jeremy Pugh is a regular Salt Lake magazine contributor who writes about theater, history, culture, the outdoors and whatever else we ask him to. He’s also the author of 100 Things to Do in Salt Lake City Before You Die, which is a book about, well, duh.

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