August 6-8, 2015 Noon and 1:30pm (no performances August 9)

Running time: 35 minutes

Admission: Free tickets available at the door beginning at 11am on performance days

Location: Sprague Branch, City Library, 2131 S. Highland Drive (downstairs)

RUFF!, created specifically for grades K-3 (but accessible to children of all ages!), is a metaphorical “tail” of two shelter dogs. Axel (a shelter regular played by Tyson Baker) and Buddy (a shelter novice played by Latoya Rhodes). Together they discover what’s possible when dogs and their people learn to see past stereotypes and summon the courage to be the best they can be. Directed by Jerry Rapier. Intermountain Therapy Animals will have therapy dogs present at each performance. The use of therapy dogs, trained to interact with all humans calmly and equally, is to ensure that each human-canine interaction is a positive one.

Read more from playwright Jenifer Nii in the July issue of Catalyst Magazine.

RUFF! will then tour as Plan-B’s Free Elementary School Tour to more than 10,000 elementary students from Weber to Juab County, funded in part by Community Foundation of Utah, Salt Lake City Arts Council and an Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Mary Dickson’s EXPOSED receives a Script-In-Hand Series reading in partnership with Utah Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (UCAN)

Sunday, August 9, 2015 at 6pm

Running time: 90 minutes

Admission: Free, click here for tickets

Location: Jeanne Wagner Theatre at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W 300 S

EXPOSED places a human face on the nearly 1,000 atomic bombs exploded on our own soil. This free reading reunites the 2007 cast (Kirt Bateman, Teri Cowan, Mark Fossen, Teresa Sanderson and Jason Tatom, who welcome April Fossen) to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, to remember the Hibakusha (explosion-affected people) of Japan and all those hurt by nuclear weapons.

ROSE EXPOSED: THE DREAMERS PROJECT brings the six resident companies of the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center together to raise funds for Art Access.

Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 8pm

Running time: 60 minutes

Admission: $15, click here for tickets

Location: Jeanne Wagner Theatre at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W 300 S

The Dream Act legislation – considered by Congress but never enacted – would address the plight of a generation who grew up in the United States but whose future is circumscribed by current immigration laws. Join the Rose Wagner’s six resident companies (Gina Bachauer, Plan-B, PYGmalion, RDT, Ririe-Woodbury and SB Dance) as we each create a piece that day for this one-night-only show. Plan-B’s piece, written by Eric Samuelsen, features Tyson Baker, Anne Brings and Latoya Rhodes, directed by Mark Fossen.


A Review of RUFF! by 7-year-old Lydia Riesen

“I just saw RUFF!. My Mom asked me which part I liked. I liked all the parts. I liked the whole thing! I liked the hats they wore for dog ears. I liked how soft one of the dog hats was. I got to feel it. I liked how the mean dog turned into the nice dog at the...

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The Downwinders of Utah

The online launch of this interactive geospatial timeline coincides with the staged reading of Mary Dickson’s EXPOSED this Sunday Beginning in 1951, the era of nuclear weapons testing was a time of tremendous change at both national and local levels. In the name...

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Playwright Jenifer Nii on RUFF! (2014/15 Season, Add-On #2)

Jenifer Nii’s plays WALLACE (co-written with Debora Threedy), THE SCARLET LETTER and SUFFRAGE have premiered at Plan-B, the latter two garnering back-to-back nominations for the American Theatre Critics Association/Steinberg Award for Best New American Play...

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Rose Exposed – 2013

GET UP AGAIN as part of the VARIETY SHOW Jeanne Wagner Theatre Friday, August 30  |  7pm Click here for tickets ($15) 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...

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Rose Exposed – 2012

Click here for details on all the free events staged by Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation, Plan-B Theatre Company, Pygmalion Theatre Company, Repertory Dance Theatre, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company and SB Dance at THE ROSE EXPOSED from 9am-5pm on Saturday,...

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