Review: ‘Laramie Project’ asks audiences to examine relationship to LGBT community

January 25, 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s rare for a theatrical production to bring an audience directly into its world, but in UVU’s production of The Laramie Project, directed by Laurie Harrop-Purser, audiences were placed directly in the aftermath of Matthew Shepard’s murder in 1998. The result was a meaningful and moving production that asked its audience tough but necessary questions. […]

“Frozen” unsettles audience members

September 26, 2011

Reading Time: 2 minutes Tackling sensitive subject matter such as kidnapping, child molestation and serial killing, Chelsea S. Smith chose to direct the play “Frozen” for her Senior Platform Project. Written by Bryony Lavery, the plot centers around a grieving mother who has lost her 10-year-old daughter, a psychologist working on a neurological study of serial killers and a […]

Othello captures the devastation of tragic love

September 26, 2011

Reading Time: 2 minutes In a time of war when ordinary men’s lives can end in a torrent of bullets, it is the green-eyed monster of jealousy and mistrust that is often the fateful undoing of a once-great man. William Shakespeare’s “Othello,” a production by the theater department performed in the Courtyard, captures the true meaning of the term […]

Children’s play opens with success.

September 26, 2011

Reading Time: 2 minutes Take tidbits of the classic tale of Hansel and Gretel and combine it with Cinderella’s fairy godmother and a pragmatic goblin-fighting princess, the result is bound to delight. On the 16 and 17 of this month, the Noorda Theatre kick-started the traveling performance of “The Princess and the Goblin”; performing on campus as well as […]