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Swooning Over Crooner Isaak

I’ve been chatting up Chris Isaak fans. As much as they love his music or his teeth, his hair, or his overall crooner self, what they really want to talk about is his live shows. I …

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Are We Indivisible?

Utah playwrights explore the psyche of the nation with stories about everyday people. Plan-B is a theatre company known for producing plays that provide an opportunity for patrons …

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Film: Elder

Putting a face with a name. —by Jerry Rapier Tom Clark’s simultaneously singular and universal story of love found and lost is given new life in Utah filmmaker Genéa Gaudet’s vibra …

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Theatre: Keeping It Fresh

An interview with Find and Sign playwright Wendy MacLeod. n 1997, playwright Wendy Macleod took the Sundance Film Festival by storm when The House of Yes (for which she wrote …

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Theatre: Lady Macbeth

A comic mash-up of Shakespearean proportions. In 2004, Aden Ross’s play Lady Macbeth was workshopped and received three public readings as part of Utah Shakespeare Festival’s New A …

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Theatre: A Doll House

A conversation about a new translation of the first “truly feminist” play. Playwrights Eric Samuelsen and Debora Threedy share an affinity for the work of Norwegian playwright Henr …

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Theatre: From Kiva to Stage

Creating Mesa Verde by Matthew Ivan Bennett.by Matthew Ivan Bennett

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Roadtrip to Zuni

by Jerry Rapier Exerpts from the journals of the cast of “She Was My Brother,” Julie Jensen’s new play. I have wanted to produce one of Julie Jensen’s plays for years but the stars …

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Theatre: Deconstructing da Vinci

Salt Lake playwright Matthew Bennett searches the famous notebooks for clues to the man himself. by Jerry Rapier A little over two years ago I called playwright Matthew Ivan Bennet …

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Theatre: What Would Dottie Do?

Sister Dottie S. Dixon, unlikely crusader. by Amy Tullius Dottie S. Dixon has had quite the buzz around her lately. The Utah gay rights activist/radio personality is gearing up for …

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Block 8: A Question of Loyalty

by Jerry Rapier Plan-B Theatre Co. tackles the Japanese internment with “Block 8.” What are you?”That was the most common question asked of me when I moved to Salt Lake City 15 yea …

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Theater: Plan-B Family Fare

Okay, so there's mention of suicide and patricide and there's an anti-Semitic flower girl. And a dead baby. But "Gutenberg! The Musical!" is funny in a childlik …

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