Rose Exposed – 2013


Jeanne Wagner Theatre

Friday, August 30  |  7pm

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Our contribution to this year’s Variety Show is GET UP AGAIN, a comic monologue about bullies and what happens when a weakling stands up.  It will tour elementary schools in Salt Lake and Davis Counties as part of DIFFERENT=AMAZING in the spring of 2014.  Featuring Matthew Ivan Bennett (also the playwright) and Stephanie Howell, directed by Kirt Bateman.

The Rose Exposed Free Events


PETER AND THE WOLF by Sergei Prokofiev

In partnership with Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation

Jeanne Wagner Theatre

Saturday, August 31, noon

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(free but required – only one free ticket needed for all free events)

PETER AND THE WOLF by Sergei Prokofiev is 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.  PETER AND THE WOLF originated at THE ROSE EXPOSED last year and has since toured to 29 elementary schools and more than 12,000 students in Salt Lake and Davis Counties.  The 45-minute program also features Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s SONATA IN C MAJOR (featuring a special appearance by Stephen Brown, Jenny Larsen & Nathan Shaw of SB DANCE) and Aaron Copland’s “Hoe-Down” from his ballet RODEO. Narrated by Jay Perry with Kary Billings on piano, directed by Christy Summerhays.


MIASMA by Eric Samuelsen

Script-In-Hand Series reading

Black Box Theatre

Saturday, August 31, 1pm

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(free but required – only one free ticket needed for all free events)

MIASMA is the smell of fear, the smell of a fractured and unhealthy family, the smell of money.  In 90 minutes Utah playwright Eric Samuelsen touches on the grim realities of contemporary agribusiness, the evolution of the traditional American West, illegal immigration, homosexuality, apocalyptic Christianity, drug trafficking and corporate culture. Joe Debevc and April Fossen from Plan-B’s 2006 world premiere cast are joined by Stephanie Howell and Bob Nelson.  Directed by Christy Summerhays.

SB Dance  |  Cultural Confidential

SB Dance hosts Plan-B Theatre

Cultural Confidential:  Artist Talk

With playwrights Matthew Ivan Bennett, Eric Samuelsen, Debora Threedy

Black Box Theatre

Saturday, August 31, 3pm

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(free but required – only one free ticket needed for all free events)

Get to know three acclaimed playwrights as they discuss videos of art that influenced them and continues to delight them.  We’ll watch terrific short scenes, re-interpretations, and some total surprises.  Join the conversation by chiming in with questions and your own responses.  Led by Stephen Brown.​

Visit The Rose Exposed website to see what Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation, Plan-B Theatre Company, PYGmalion Theatre Company, Repertory Dance Theatre, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company and SB Dance are contributing to Friday’s paid Variety Show (and don’t forget the free Block Party before and after in the parking lot between the Rose Wagner and the Peery Hotel) and Saturday’s free events!

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