The Empress Theatre’s Noises Off Raises a Rumpus in Historic Magna

by Andrea Johnson Noises Off is a wild ride from beginning to end, and ensemble cast of The Empress Theatre in Magna takes us energetically along from chaotic commencement to frenetic finish. My companion for this production is a native of Magna, so she was my tour guide for the […]

Westminster College’s Clybourne Park Brings an Eye-Opening and Gorgeously Difficult Story to Salt Lake City

By Jessica Bowen An amazing production, Clybourne Park, opened at Westminster College–directed by Jared Larkin. When the final curtain closed, I sat back in my chair, exhausted. I hadn’t realized until that moment that I had been so tense, but as I looked around the audience, I noticed I wasn’t […]

BYU’sThe Mill on the Floss Slowly Explores Female Identity

By Whitney Sorenson In the playbill for BYU’s The Mill on the Floss in Provo, director Adam Houghton indicates that this staging “emphasizes emotional experience” over reality. To elicit that emotional experience, it uses techniques that make it an atypical adaptation, such as three actors all portraying the protagonist, often […]

PYGmalion’s Weyward Sisters in Salt Lake City is Bewitching

By Brian Thomas When I approached PYGmalion’s Weyward Sisters at Rose Wagner Center for the Performing Arts, I was admittedly a little intimidated. Based off of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, I wasn’t sure I was prepared. While I have a degree in English, I managed to do so while avoiding Shakespeare at […]

BYU Student Theatre Association’s 24 Hour Theatre Project in Provo is an Experiment in Fun and Talent

By Jason and Alisha Hagey If you’ve ever wondered what happens when a group of college students are given a one-word prompt and a singular prop, then BYU’s Student Theatre Association’s fall 24 Hour Theatre Project is for you. This season the writers were given a word (webs) and a […]