But fret not – we at Plan-B have quite a bit goin’ on between now and the first weekend in August!
So here’s the skinny on a trio of must-see events!
9th ANNUAL SLAM
Saturday, May 12
SLAM is this crazy thing we do where we spend 23 highly caffeinated hours slamming out five world premiere short plays by Utah playwrights.
You spend the 24th hour with us to see the results!
SLAM also features a cash bar with finger food by Cali’s Natural Foods…and the announcement of our 2012/13 season.
Playwrights: Matthew Ivan Bennett, Elaine Jarvik, Julie Jensen, Jenifer Nii and Eric Samuelsen.
Directors: John Graham, Alexandra Harbold, Kyle Lewis, Kay Shean and Christy Summerhays.
Actors: Kirt Bateman, Carleton Bluford, Dee-Dee Darby-Duffin, April Fossen, Mark Fossen, Colleen Lewis, Stephanie Howell, Deena Marie Manzanares, Tracie Merrill, Lauren Noll, Topher Rasmussen, Latoya Rhodes, Jason Tatom, Kalyn West and Claire Wilson.
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
Sex, drag and rock ‘n’ roll.
The anatomically in-correct, glam-rock musical returns to Zion.
Plan-B’s award-winning production gets a 10th anniversary re-boot courtesy of the fine folks at Park City’s Egyptian Theatre.
Transsexual East German rocker Hedwig Schmidt, victim of a botched sex-change operation, finds herself living in a trailer park in Kansas. So…she forms a band (The Angry Inch), sharing her life story on her cross-country tour stalking her rock-star ex-boyfriend Tommy Gnosis – a quest for her other half.
And it’s a helluva lot of fun.
Hedwig: Aaron Swenson
Yitzhak: Latoya Rhodes
The Angry Inch: Camden Chamberlain and Van Christensen of The Suicycles with Dave Evanoff and Adam Overacker.
8: THE PLAY
See what happens when discrimination is put on trial in the Utah premiere of 8, a docudrama inspired by the passage of Proposition 8 and the ensuing federal case for marriage equality.
8 is the real-life story of Kris & Sandy and Paul & Jeff, two loving couples who want to get married but can’t. Together with attorneys David Boies and Ted Olson and a host of expert witnesses, they take aim at Proposition 8.
Written by Academy Award-winner Dustin Lance Black (Milk), 8 is based on the actual Perry trial transcripts, first-hand observations of the courtroom drama and interviews with the plaintiffs and their families.
As 8 flashes in and out of the Perry court, watch both sides present the best evidence, arguments and witnesses for and against marriage for gay and lesbian Americans. See how the case affects the plaintiffs and their kids, and, following the performance, learn how you too can become involved in the fight for equal rights.
8 is a celebration of Plan-B’s commitment to unique and socially conscious theatre, 25% of ticket sales will benefit the American Foundation for Equal Rights; the balance will help fund Plan-B’s 2012/13 season.
Actors: Tobin Atkinson, Kirt Bateman, Matthew Ivan Bennett, Anita Booher, Jason Bowcutt, Reed Cowan (director of the documentary film 8: THE MORMON PROPOSITION), April Fossen, Mark Fossen, Jonathan Scott McBride, Jay Perry, Topher Rasmussen, Teresa Sanderson, Aaron Swenson, Logan Tarantino, Jason Tatom and Sarah Young.
Please visit our website for details on and tickets to all events (except THE LAB RECITAL – it’s full)!