Tag: Mark Fossen

Pinnacle Acting Company’s The Real Thing Brings Conversations about Reality and Authenticity to Salt Lake City

By Katie Jarvis Walking into Pinnacle Acting Company’s production of The Real Thing, at Westminster College in Salt Lake City I expected witty banter, relationship drama, and cultural commentary typical of a Tom Stoppard play. What I didn’t expect, and was pleasantly surprised by, were the large dose of raw […]

Learning to Fly from Broken Wings at Utah Rep’s Blackbird

by Susannah Whitman Utah Repertory Theater has created an interesting setting for their current production of Blackbird in Salt Lake City. Food wrappers and trash litter the floor of the breakroom onstage. The walls are half-finished–patches of paint and exposed outlets under a dim fluorescent light. In the corner, sheets […]

Wasatch Theater Company’s Stage Kiss is Delicious

By Joel Applegate Theater goers have become too sophisticated for escapism. The mirror has become transparent to the audiences of this new century. While we accept the given conceit of a piece, we then fall silent as a pin when the actors reveal who they really are: Humans telling a […]

August: Osage County is a Must See

By Eve Speer Silver Summit Theatre and Utah Rep have joined forces to bring Utah audiences the first production of Tracy Letts’ August: Osage County. The play takes place in Oklahoma. Letts himself was born in Tulsa. His mother was a writer and his father was a college professor. He […]

The Grand’s Death of a Salesman is Alive with Beauty and Tragedy

A Utah Theater Review by Jennifer Mustoe I have given myself some time to mull over last night’s performance of Death of a Salesman at The Grand Theater in Salt Lake City, and I’m finding myself just as challenged in putting my thoughts and feelings into words. You see, I’m […]