by Pulitzer Prize Winner Richard Rhodes
Monday, June 24, 2013 at 7pm
Jeanne Wagner Theatre, Rose Wagner
138 W 300 S, SLC
Free but tickets required – SOLD OUT – click here for wait list information
Presented as a staged reading as part of our Script-In-Hand Series, REYKJAVIK dramatizes the iconic two-day summit in Reykjavik, Iceland in 1986, during which President Reagan (read by Robert Scott Smith) and Mikhail Gorbachev (read by Jason Tatom) debated the total abolition of their countries’ nuclear weapons.
Followed by a post-show discussion with Richard Rhodes, led by Mary Dickson.
Produced in partnership with Utah Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.
Richard Rhodes (Playwright) is the author or editor of 24 books including THE MAKING OF THE ATOMIC BOMB (Pulitzer Prize in Nonfiction, National Book Award, National Book Critics Circle Award) and DARK SUN: THE MAKING OF THE HYDROGEN BOMB (finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in History). REYKJAVIK is his first play.
Jerry Rapier (Director) has been Producing Director of Plan-B Theatre Company since 2000.
Robert Scott Smith (Ronald Reagan) has previously appeared in Plan-B’s BASH: LATTERDAY PLAYS.
Jason Tatom (Mikhail Gorbachev) has previously appeared in Plan-B’s EXPOSED, LADY MACBETH, RADIO HOUR EPISODE 7: SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE BLUE CARBUNCLE, several SLAMs and the Script-In-Hand Series reading of 8.
Mary Dickson (Post-Show Discussion) is an advocate for Downwinders. Her play, EXPOSED, received its world premiere at Plan-B and was one of 24 plays nominated for the Theater Critics Association/Steinberg Award for Best New American Play Produced Outside New York in 2007.
Utah Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (UCAN) is a collection of concerned citizens which formed in early 2007 to educate and involve Utahns in the effort to rid the world of nuclear weapons. We join a growing and diverse group of leaders and fellow citizens from across the political spectrum who believe that now is the time for the United States to lead the world in nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation.