The Utah Repertory Theater recently announced their 2017 season via a series of posts on their Facebook page.  Utah Repertory Theater has quickly become one of our favorite new theater companies at View From The Cheap Seats.

From their website:

The mission of Utah Repertory Theater Company is to produce entertaining state and regional premieres of award-winning dramas and musicals — theater productions Utah audiences oftentimes aren’t able to see.

The 2017 season includes 4 Regional Premiers, 1 Tony Award Winning Musical, and 1 Musical TBA that will premier at the new Eccles Blackbox Theater.  This will be an exciting season of thought-provoking theater.


 THE OTHER PLACE (REGIONAL PREMIER)

February 17-March 4

Sorenson Unity Center (Salt Lake City, UT)

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SYNOPSIS: Just as Juliana Smithton’s research leads to a potential breakthrough, her life takes a disorienting turn. During a lecture to colleagues at an exclusive beach resort, she glimpses an enigmatic young woman in a yellow bikini amidst the crowd of business suits. One step at a time, a mystery unravels as contradictory evidence, blurred truth and fragmented memories collide in a cottage on the windswept shores of Cape Cod.


KISS OF THE SPIDERWOMAN

April 21 – May 7

Sorenson Unity Center (Salt Lake City, UT)

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SYNOPSISKiss of the Spider Woman revamps a harrowing tale of persecution into a dazzling spectacle that juxtaposes gritty realities with liberating fantasies. Cell mates in a Latin American prison, Valentin is a tough revolutionary undergoing torture and Molina is an unabashed homosexual serving eight years for deviant behavior. Molina shares his fantasies about an actress, Aurora (originated on Broadway by Chita Rivera) with Valentin. One of her roles is a Spider Woman who kills with a kiss.


BLACKBIRD (REGIONAL PREMIER)

July 14-30

Sorenson Unity Center (Salt Lake City, UT)

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SYNOPSIS: This intense work was commissioned by the Edinburgh International Festival, where it received its world premiere. After years in prison and subsequent hardships, Ray, fifty-six, has a new identity and has made a new life for himself, thinking that he cannot be found. Una, twenty-seven, has thought of nothing else; upon seeing a photo of Ray in a magazine, she has arrived unannounced at his office. Guilt, rage, and raw emotions run high as they recollect the passionate relationship they had fifteen years ago, when she was twelve and he was forty. Without any moral judgments, the play never shies away from the brutal truth of this abandoned and unconventional love. Una is looking for answers, not vengeance. Nevertheless, the consequences are shattering.


STRAIGHT (REGIONAL PREMIER)

September 22 – October 8

Sorenson Unity Center (Salt Lake City, UT)

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SYNOPSIS: Meet Ben. Ben is a 26-year-old investment banker. Ben likes beer, sports and Emily … and Chris. Straight is a provocative new play that deals with fidelity, sexuality and identity in “post-equality” America. Funny, sad, sexy and surprising, this three-character drama takes a hard look at the moral complex of a generation that prides itself on the pretense of acceptance.


DISGRACED (REGIONAL PREMIER)

September 22 – October 8

Sorenson Unity Center (Salt Lake City, UT)

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SYNOPSIS: Amir Kapoor is a successful Pakistani-American lawyer who is rapidly moving up the corporate ladder while distancing himself from his cultural roots. Emily, his wife, is white; she’s an artist, and her work is influenced by Islamic imagery. When the couple hosts a dinner party, what starts out as a friendly conversation escalates into something far more damaging.


MUSICAL (TBA)

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Utah Repertory Theater is not able to announce the last title in their season yet, but their Facebook page calls it “a bloody good rock musical” that you will not want to miss when it premiers at the Eccles Blackbox Theater.


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