The Rose Wagner is the place to be in SLC the last weekend of August: Rose Exposed: #Trending, the world premiere of THE POST OFFICE and the unveiling of the new street mural “Rose Crossing”

Gandhi Alliance for Peace, Granite School District, Plan-B Theatre and United Nations Association of Utah present the world premiere of THE POST OFFICE, adapted from Rabindranath Tagore’s classic play by Utah playwright Melissa Leilani Larson, for five performances August 24-26 THE POST OFFICE is the story of Ash (Alexis Bitner, Olympus High School), a child suffering from a mysterious illness. Despite being confined at home by the doctor, she remains hopeful, winning over strangers with her positive attitude and ability to imagine a better life for herself. THE POST OFFICE is performed by 12 high school students representing Cottonwood, Olympus and Taylorsville High Schools (all in Granite School District) and directed by Adam Wilkins, the drama teacher at Cottonwood High School. THE POST OFFICE is a companion piece to the United Nations Civil Society Conference. 100% of proceeds benefit Adopt-A-Future, a program of the United Nations Association, providing direct support for refugee education at the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya. You can make a direct donation to Kakuma at the ticket link below. From Plan-B Theatre We develop and produce unique and socially conscious theatre created by Utah playwrights. The Dramatists Guild of America has recognized us as the only professional theatre company in the United States producing full seasons of new work by local playwrights. THE POST OFFICE is presented as part of In the Classroom, which is our newest educational program. Launched in January of 2018, In the Classroom has served more than 1,000 students K-12 students in Salt Lake City. The foundation of the program is diversity and inclusion, for we believe live theatre enriches and enlivens education and is essential to the development of well-rounded,...

THE POST OFFICE is a companion piece to the United Nations Civil Society Conference

Presented by Gandhi Alliance for Peace, Granite School District, Plan-B Theatre and United Nations Association of Utah, THE POST OFFICE is adapted from Rabindranath Tagore’s classic play by Utah playwright Melissa Leilani Larson. THE POST OFFICE is the story of Ash, a child suffering from a mysterious illness. Despite being confined at home by the doctor, she remains hopeful, winning over strangers with her positive attitude and imagining a better life for herself. THE POST OFFICE will play five performances, August 24-26, 2019, in the Leona Wagner Black Box Theatre at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, performed by high school students from Granite School District and directed by Adam Wilkins, the drama teacher at Cottonwood High School. THE POST OFFICE is a companion piece to the United Nations Civil Society Conference. In addition to the acting roles, there will be student dramaturgy (Mason Turton) and stage management (Zoey Fossen & Roey Howell), as well as shadow opportunities with the director and each member of the design team: Madeline Ashton (set), Cheryl Cluff (sound), Pilar I (lighting) Maddiey Howell-Wilkins (costumes). 100% of proceeds benefit Adopt-A-Future, a program of the United Nations Association, providing direct support for refugee education at the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya. Click here for tickets, more information and/or to make a donation to Kakuma. From Plan-B Theatre We develop and produce unique and socially conscious theatre created by Utah playwrights. The Dramatists Guild of America has recognized us as the only professional theatre company in the United States producing full seasons of new work by local playwrights. THE POST OFFICE is presented as part of In the Classroom, which is our newest educational program. Launched in...

Subscribe to the 2019/20 Season

We invite you to join us for our 29th season of unique and socially conscious theatre created by Utah playwrights! The Subscription Series features world premieres by Jenny Kokai, Jenifer Nii and Camille Washington. The Free Elementary School Tour features a world premiere by Morag Shepherd. The Script-In-Hand Series features free readings of plays in progress by Julie Jensen and playwrights TBA from the Theatre Artists of Color Writing Workshop. Radio Hour continues with Episode 14 by Matthew Ivan Bennett. Read the announcement in The Salt Lake Tribune here. Full details and subscriptions available...

Debora Threedy on her play BALTHAZAR, our final (free!) Script-In-Hand Series reading of the season on April 3

Debora Threedy has premiered her plays THE END OF THE HORIZON, WALLACE (co-written with Jenifer Nii), THE THIRD CROSSING and ONE BIG UNION at Plan-B, as well as contributing to several SLAMs and (IN)DIVISIBLE. Her latest play, BALTHAZAR, will be read as the final free reading of this season’s Script-In-Hand Series on Wednesday, April 3 at 7pm. Click here for free-but-required tickets. My play, BALTHAZAR, is in conversation with THE MERCHANT OF VENICE. In Shakespeare’s play, Balthazar is the name Portia uses when she goes to court dressed as a man. (In case you are in need of a refresher: In the play, the merchant Antonio borrows money from Shylock, who as “a merry jest,” asks for a pound of Antonio’s flesh if he defaults on the loan. Antonio borrows the money to give his best friend Bassanio so that Bassanio may woo the rich heiress Portia in style. Bassanio wins Portia, Antonio defaults on the loan, and Shylock demands his pound of flesh. Portia offers to repay the loan but Shylock won’t take her money. She then dresses as a man and goes to court where she defeats Shylock. Everyone lives happily ever after – except Shylock, of course, who basically is convicted of plotting Antonio’s death and punished accordingly.) I am  – or was, I’m retired now – a law professor and the genesis of this play came when I was doing research for an academic article about Portia.  In the midst of this research, one day this thought popped into my head: When Portia goes to court, I don’t think it’s the first time she cross-dressed. It...

Waitlist info for …OF COLOR

…OF COLOR is sold out but you can still see the show! WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27 Click here for details on this Benefit Preview Performance for Racially Just Utah. REGULAR PERFORMANCES MARCH 28-APRIL 7 Any tickets that come available will be listed here. Otherwise, a pre-paid waitlist will form in the box office one hour before show time. You must be there, in person, to get on the wait list. Then check back five minutes before show time. As many waitlisters as possible will be seated at show time. Those we can’t seat will receive a full refund. We’ve never had a sold-out performance where at least two waitlisters weren’t seated. Th & F @ 8pm, Sat @ 4pm & 8pm, Sun @...

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