Plan-B’s use of stage to focus on equality for all is a powerful medium to encourage meaningful conversations and create change in our community. This year, Plan-B Theatre is proud to announce its lineup for the 2016/17 season, featuring world premieres by Utah playwrights Debora Threedy, Tim Slover, Morag Shepherd, and Melissa Leilani Larson. The theme of the season is “what it means to speak the truth.” Four shows will comprise the season- One Big Union, Virtue, Not One Drop, and The Edible Complex.
The Edible Complex
The Edible Complex is a show created specifically for kids going through that “awkward” phase of life. It is a story of an eleven-year-old dreaming of becoming a chef. The main character, Anna, starts seeing how her body is different from others at school, so one day she makes the decision to stop eating. Not only is her hunger hard to ignore, but the food starts to talk back at her…
The show at Plan-B will kick off Repertory Dance Theatre’s Ring Around the Rose Series and will play more than 40 schools across Utah between October 10-November 18, 2016. The show is a part of Plan-B’s fourth annual Free Elementary School Tour. Melissa Leilani Larson’s world premier by will be October 8, 2016. Single tickets are $6.
One Big Union
Folk and labor hero Joe Hill was executed by the state of Utah in 1915 for a murder he may or may not have committed. This show celebrates the issues Joe Hill fought so desperately for – racial and gender equality, income disparity, and the need for organized labor. But beyond the mythology surrounding Joe Hill himself lies the larger story of protest through mu
sic, which is as relevant a century after his death as it was during his time.
One Big Union is a world premier by Debora Threedy running November 10-20, 2016. Single tickets are $20 each.
Virtue is the story of a woman before her time. Twelfth Century poet, composer, writer, herbologist, midwife, and Christian-mystic Abbess Hildegard will have the audience pondering some of life’s biggest and hardest to understand questions: In a battle between spiritual conviction and institutional rules, which should win? What counts for more: theology or experience? And especially, who may we love?
Virtue is a world premier by Tim Slover running February 16-26, 2017. Single tickets are $20 each.
Not One Drop
What defines who we are as people? What roles do we play to convince ourselves we are or are not who we think we are? Not One Drop examines intimacy, identity, body image, sex, drugs, language, authorship, power, life, death and a host of other defining characteristics in this plot to discover the truth behind a murder.
Not One Drop is a world premier by Morag Shepherd running March 23-April 2, 2017. Single tickets are $20 each.
For more information on these shows, season tickets, pricing, and availability, please visit planbtheatre.org.