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The Utah Theater Scene

Salt Lake City plays pack a wallop.

By Rob Tennant
POSTED // Jan 4,2010 - Live Utah theater isn’t going anywhere. Long a home to clowns, misfits and crowd-pleasing entertainers, the stage offers an intimate experience ...

Food & Drink

Kreisel in the Kitchen

By Rob Tennant
POSTED // Mar 11,2009 - It was while Adam Kreisel was studying architecture in Florence, Italy, that he discovered cooking. He enjoyed architecture, but disillusionment with the working environment led him to pursue a professional cooking career instead. Kreisel says he found architecture and cooking strangely similar in their mutual blending of art and science.

Food & Drink

Taco Time

By Rob Tennant
POSTED // Feb 19,2009 - Street tacos are the original Mexican fast food. Offerings typically consist of traditional family recipes for chicken, pork and beef served on small corn tortillas, fresh and warm off a greasy grill. Sure, there are variations, but the basics are the same.

Food & Drink

Feeling Saucy

By Rob Tennant
POSTED // Feb 9,2009 - Woody Allen once described Los Angeles as a city whose major cultural contribution was right turns on red lights. By that metric, Utah has SoCal beat: We have given the world fry sauce. Salmon-pink in color, it is the most efficient way to get additional fat onto the deep-fried potatoes next to a bacon cheeseburger.

Food & Drink

Feeling Saucy

By Rob Tennant
POSTED // Feb 4,2009 - Woody Allen once described Los Angeles as a city whose major cultural contribution was right turns on red lights. By that metric, Utah has SoCal beat: We have given the world fry sauce. nSalmon-pink in color, it is the most efficient way to get additional fat onto the deep-fried potatoes next to a bacon cheeseburger. Creating a new way to up Utahns’ fat intake was a tough assignment, but loc...

Arts & Entertainment

Theater | Six Up: Six Years revisits the lives of an American couple after the “good war.”

By Rob Tennant
POSTED // Nov 26,2008 - In Six Years, now playing at Salt Lake Acting Company, Phil (Robert Scott Smith) has been gone fighting a war for a while. World War II, specifically. You know, the good one. He is obviously troubled when he finally returns home to his wife, Meredith (Alexandra Harbold). We revisit them over the coming decades—once every six years—and witness the far-reaching repercussions of his initi...

Theater

Theater | I Wanted That Praise: Altar Boyz wants to save your soul with smart satire

By Rob Tennant
POSTED // Jul 9,2008 - My mom always wanted me to be an altar boy. Pretty much every Sunday at Mass, she would nudge me whenever the frocked youths did something cool like swing the censer during the procession, retrieve the hosts in anticipation of the miracle of transubstantiation,...

Theater

Theater | Not Blown Away: One flawed performance blunts the thematic impact of Skin in Flames

By Rob Tennant
POSTED // Feb 13,2008 - Sometimes, you just want a play to be better than it is. For its own sake, I mean. Sometimes, a production brings so much essential humanity to the stage in front of you, and touches on so many important themes that you want to forgive its incidental...

Arts & Entertainment

Theater | Poly Glut: The Foreigner’s hilarious comedy trips over its darker themes

By Rob Tennant
POSTED // Dec 12,2007 - People talking funny are funny. Accents are funny. Malapropisms are funny. Most of all, people speaking foreign languages are funny. This is even more true when the language being spoken has been entirely invented for optimal humor. Pioneer Theatre Company’s...

Arts & Entertainment

Theater | Lost Boy: Our reviewer finds he may have outgrown some of the charms of Peter Pan

By Rob Tennant
POSTED // Dec 5,2007 - Peter Pan is the summer blockbuster of musical theater. It has overwrought villains, stunning production values, cool special effects and a script that seems like an afterthought. It also has, most importantly, kids on wires flying around. That’s...
 
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