Plan-B Theatre Company develops and produces unique and socially conscious theatre with a particular focus on new plays by Utah playwrights. We anchor the most intimate space in the building – the 75-seat Studio Theatre. We have staged work in the 194-seat Black Box Theatre in the past and several times each season stage work in the 500-seat Jeanne Wagner Theatre.
The Rose is now our home and it has made it possible for us to survive and even flourish during tough economic times. The impact the building has on small arts groups in Salt Lake City cannot be underestimated.
So much of what we do as a company involves community partnerships. We thrive on it. But what we haven’t done, and what THE ROSE EXPOSED gives us the opportunity to do, is collaborate artistically with our neighbors at the Rose. It surprises me how frequently people refer to the Rose as ‘that building across the street from Squatters’ or simply don’t know what it is. We need to change that! Thus, THE ROSE EXPOSED.
Season after season, we’ve worked side-by-side with Gina Bachauer Intenational Piano Foundation, Pygmalion Theatre Company, Repertory Dance Theatre , Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company and SB Dance. We at Plan-B are all tingly to partner with these amazing artists to share what we do with the community at THE ROSE EXPOSED on September 1 (details below):
Daytime Events (free but tickets required): Sergei Prokofiev’s PETER AND THE WOLF: A MUSICAL TALE FOR CHILDREN in partnership with Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation | An interactive journey through the classic story of the hungry wolf, the ill-fated duck, the fortunate cat, the fearless little bird, and the brave and cunning Peter. Featuring Kary Billings on piano and actor Jay Perry, directed by Christy Summerhays. (Jeanne Wagner Theatre – 9am, 10am, noon – 30 minutes, for children ages 10 and under).
#MORMONINCHIEF by Matthew Greene | A Mormon presidential candidate shares his less-than-PC views in a church meeting. An avid supporter shares them on Twitter and finds himself the center of a national media frenzy. Featuring Topher Rasmussen, Latoya Rhodes and Sarah Young, directed by Jerry Rapier. Fresh off its world premiere produced by Michael Holt at the NYC International Fringe Festival in August 2012 – if you’re in NYC, see it there! (Black Box Theatre – 1pm, 90 minutes). Matthew Greene’s ADAM & STEVE AND THE EMPTY SEA receives its world premiere as part of Plan-B’s 2012/13 season.
Variety Show (a sampling of the 2012/13 Seasons of Gina Bachauer, Plan-B, Pygmalion, RDT, Ririe-Woodbury and SB Dance – 7pm and 9pm, $10): An excerpt from ERIC(A) by Plan-B’s resident playwright Matthew Ivan Bennett | The story of a transgender man who’s fallen in love with a woman—as a man—for the first time. Featuring Teresa Sanderson, directed by Jerry Rapier. ERIC(A) receives its world premiere as part of Plan-B’s 2012/13 season.
We are thrilled to be part of THE ROSE EXPOSED. Our biggest stress is figuring out how we can see all the other work that will be on stage that day!