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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Comedy preview: The Lucas Bros.

Comedians Keith and Kenny Lucas—who perform together as The Lucas Bros.—visit Wiseguys Gateway this weekend with their unique, often-deadpan mix of observational humor, pop-culture gags and social commentary. They spoke by phone with City Weekly ahead of their visit.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Theater Review: Pygmalion Theatre Co.'s "Tigers Be Still"

Dramedy proves better at finding laughs than seriousness in emotionally wounded people
We might have reached an awkward but necessary cultural moment in terms of the representation of mental illness in art: It's clear that certain notions that were acceptable in the past just won't play any more, but it's far less clear what is acceptable. When can we be invited to laugh at symptoms of depression?

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Theater Review: Plan-B Theatre Company's "Good Standing"

Over the course of 75 minutes in Plan-B Theatre Company's world premiere of Matthew Greene's Good Standing, only one actor ever occupies the stage.  It's the fact that this one actor takes on so many voices, with such complexity, that makes Good Standing one of the most devastating pieces of original theater to grace an SLC stage in years. Austin Archer is the actor, and he initially appears as Curt Brown, a member of the LDS church who has been called before a disciplinary "Court of Love" for possible punishment—including excommunication—after marrying a man. At first, it seems that this might be a monologue, as Curt faces the 12 men who will judge and/or defend him.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Diverse as Truck

Andrew Zimmern chats about Salt Lake’s unique food-truck scene
"Salt Lake City has a really unique environment geographically, so from a weather standpoint, the food-truck season is fairly well extended," he said.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Theater Review: Salt Lake Acting Company's "A Funny Thing Happened ..."

The title of Halley Feiffer’s A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unity at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center of New York City certainly is a mouthful, but it’s also kind of fitting for a play that packs a lot into its 95 minute running time. At once a romantic comedy, a sex farce, a mother-daughter relationship drama and a study of grief and loss, it brings an acidic comic sensibility to potentially maudlin subject matter, and the combination manages to help both go down more smoothly.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Theater Review: Pioneer Theatre Company's 'Oslo'

A fact-based story explores the power of building trust between enemies.
Pioneer Theatre Company’s production of J.T. Rogers’ Oslo  (running through Sept. 29) begins with a seemingly innocuous bit of table-setting. Two Norwegian couples share drinks together circa 1993: Sociologist Terje Rød-Larsen (Jeff Talbott) and his diplomat wife, Mona Juul (Kate Middleton); and incoming Norwegian Foreign Affairs Minister Johan Jorgen Holst (Ian Bedford) and his wife Marianne (Susanna Florence).

Friday, July 13, 2018

2018 Urban Arts Festival announces headliner Chali 2na

The 2018 Urban Arts Festival announced hip-hop stalwart Chali 2na as headliner for the eighth annual event, allowing him to showcase both his music and his visual arts.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Utah Arts Festival: Traveling Poet for Hire

Atlanta's Ryan J. hits SLC living the spoken-word dream
For a would-be artist, it can be a challenge convincing your parents that you can make a living doing that work, and that you don't need to "get a real job."

Friday, June 22, 2018

Utah Arts Festival 2018: Wall Dancing

Bandaloop turns modern dance on its ear
The Utah Arts Festival offers plenty of earthbound pleasures, from musical performances to a markeplace teeming with visual artists.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Come on Trixie, Let’s Go Party

Svelte icon Trixie Mattel on success, prison-sex fantasies and being that bitch.
The Milwaukee native, speaks with City Weekly about Mormons, the perils of intimate fan encounters and pee color.

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