Posts made in August, 2014

City Weekly: ‘August: Osage County’ Is a Wholly Successful Production

“Utah Repertory Theater and Silver Summit Theatre’s co-production manages the difficult balance of showing due reverence to a great play without sinking beneath its weight. The ensemble cast puts forth uniformly solid work.”

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‘August: Osage County’ Reviews from Patrons

“The direction is brilliant, the material riveting, the performances captivating, and the pace is spot-on. A must see this season! Kudos to Silver Summit and Utah Rep for bringing this powerhouse show to a Utah audience. Well done. Can’t wait to see it again!”—Justin Bruse

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Front Row Reviewers: ‘August: Osage County’ Is a Must-See

“The story is perfect. This cast is brilliant, and the director leads us on an unexpected journey. I encourage everyone to see this beautiful piece of American theater in this intimate new space. There’s nothing better than good theater. And this is good theater.”—Eve Speer

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Visit Salt Lake: ‘August: Osage County’ Is Told with Unflinching Honesty

“Directed by Mark Fossen, ‘August: Osage County’ is a rare theatrical event: a large-scale work filled with 13 unforgettable characters, including local favorite, Teresa Sanderson as Violet Weston. It’s a powerful tragicomedy told with unflinching honesty”—Visit Salt Lake

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Utah Theater Bloggers: ‘August: Osage County’ Is Gripping Theater

“The talented cast gave memorable performances that had me personally invested in each of their stories. The combined efforts of Utah Repertory Theater Company and Silver Summit Theatre Company produced a quality piece of dramatic theater that kept me on the edge of my seat and left me excited to see what they produce next.”—Julia Shumway

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Salt Lake Tribune: ‘August: Osage County’s’ Dissection of Family Is Brutally Frank, Fascinating

“The performances are insightful and always on the same page, thanks to Mark Fossen’s direction, which tingles with tension. Fossen has a way of placing and moving actors so that relationships snap into focus.”—By Barbara M. Bannon

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Dan Beecher (Bill Fordham): “Empathy, understanding, growth”

It’s funny: I’ve been acting for decades. My first turn on stage was at the tender age of 8, and then theater became my college major. And yet I still am not entirely sure what the hell acting really is. On the surface of it, it seems to be little more than just pretending. Pretending to be someone else in front of a bunch of people who paid to watch the pretense. That strikes me as incredibly odd. There’s clearly a deeper layer to this acting thing, though. I see it when I watch the incredibly talented people in “August: Osage County.” I see it when the kind, lovely women who are...

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Salt Lake Tribune: “Utah theater companies bringing dysfunctional family to life in ‘August: Osage County’”

“The backstory of this regional premiere, as well as the strength of its dream cast of locally based actors, is creating buzz in the local arts world,” writes Trib Arts Writer Ellen Fagg...

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