In celebration of its 25th anniversary season, The Plan-B Theatre Company will produce five new pieces by Utah playwrights. One of these four plays will be the company’s first ever original musical production. Tickets for the season are $70.
The company’s work promoting socially conscious narratives at the local level has earned recognition from Governor Gary Herbert as true art leadership. The new season will include the tenth edition of a radio play, a co-production with musical accompaniment from the NOVA Chamber Music Series, and a dark, new Christmas comedy.
Between October 18 and November 9, they will present “The Kreutzer Sonata.” Adapted by Eric Samuelsen from Leo Tolstoy’s classic, the play tells the tale of a man driven to violent insanity by Beethoven’s music. Co-produced with NOVA, it will feature live performances by esteemed pianist Jason Hardink and Utah Symphony associate concertmaster Kathryn Eberle.
On October 30, Plan-B will showcase Mathew Ivan Bennett’s “Radio Hour Episode 10: Otherwise.” The production features music by David Evanoff and KUER’s Doug Fabrizio conversing with the book’s author about paranormal activity. The performance will take place at 11 in the morning on RadioWest and be rebroadcast at 7 that evening.
Beginning on December 3, Rob Tennant’s black comedy “Booksmart” will run for ten days. The play details the holidays from a retail perspective, as a bookstore clerk attempts to incite a seasonal protest amongst his co-workers.
In 2016, from February 25 until March 6, the theatre company will share the story of a woman trapped in the future, totally removed from her husband and normal life, in Elaine Jarvik’s “Based on a True Story.” The play investigates how the way in which a story is told can impact and alter both the past and the future.
Between March 31 and April 10, Plan-B will produce “Kingdom of Heaven” by Jenifer Nii. The piece describes the life of Mormon housewife on a mission to learn true self-acceptance, all while dressed in drag.
The Plan-B Theatre Company sits poised to gift the community with thought-provoking and sincerely entertaining work in the coming season.