The Sugar Bean Sisters 

April 30-May 16

“Spinster”—that loaded, pitying description of a woman “of a certain age” who has never been to the altar. In Nathan Sander’s bizarre comedy, it’s the kind of fate that can lead women to irrational decisions—like hoping to be abducted by aliens or considering converting to Mormonism.

Faye and Willie Mae Nettle are too such sad souls, living together in a Florida swamp and making the occasional visit to Disney World. But on the 25th anniversary of what Faye is convinced was a flying-saucer sighting, the Nettles are about to face a radical change in their point of view. Have zombies walked their family land? What secrets are carried by a woman who may be part-bird, or part-reptile, or at the very least not all-woman? Wasatch Theatre Company presents the off-Broadway hit, in which extraterrestrials may be our heroines’ last, best hope for “normal.”

The Sugar Bean Sisters @ Rose Wagner Studio Theatre, 138 W. 300 South, 801-355- 2787, April 30–May 16. WasatchTheatre.com

Pin It
Favorite

Speaking of...

More by Scott Renshaw

Latest in Entertainment Picks

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

‚Äč

Readers also liked…

  • Essentials: Entertainment Picks Nov. 13-19

    One moment comes close to defining Happy in totality, for better and/or worse: Near the play's conclusion, one character embarks on a lengthy and brutal monologue, under the impression that another character has been lying.
    • Nov 12, 2014
  • Essentials: Entertainment Picks Jan. 1-7

    The 1990s are back for the University of Utah men's basketball program, so put on your Andre Miller throwback jersey, pop a mixtape of your favorite grunge tunes in your Walkman and roller-blade on over to the Huntsman Center.
    • Dec 31, 2014

© 2016 Salt Lake City Weekly

Website powered by Foundation