“Straight” Reviews

Reviews of Utah Repertory Theater Company’s “Straight”

Front Row Reviewers Utah: “Utah Repertory Theatre’s ‘Straight’ Brings Necessary Conversation to Stage”

Front Row Reviewers Utah: “Utah Repertory Theatre’s ‘Straight’ Brings Necessary Conversation to Stage”

This production is effective in challenging our concepts of identity, sexuality, and masculinity. And while there are moments of raw passion and heartache throughout the play, there is also brevity and hilarity, which testify to some of the ridiculous and awkward situations we may find ourselves in when adhering to traditional cultural identity norms. If you seek theatre that truly engages and encourages audience introspection, Utah Repertory Theater Company’s Straight at the Sorenson Unity Center in Salt Lake City is your play.

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Gephardt Daily Review: “Utah Rep’s ‘Straight’ travels winding path to resolution”

Gephardt Daily Review: “Utah Rep’s ‘Straight’ travels winding path to resolution”

“Straight” — written by Scott Elmegreen and Drew Fornarola, and directed by J.C. Carter — explores the angles with smart and clever dialogue, limited action, and a few really funny nail-biting moments.

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Salt Lake Tribune Review: “Play that almost got Utah theater company kicked out of its community center venue was worth the battle”

Salt Lake Tribune Review: “Play that almost got Utah theater company kicked out of its community center venue was worth the battle”

‘Straight’ thoughtfully and humorously poses questions about living authentically, and shows the complications of sexual labels.

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Utah Theater Bloggers Review: “LIVING A LABEL AT UTAH REP’S STRAIGHT”

Utah Theater Bloggers Review: “LIVING A LABEL AT UTAH REP’S STRAIGHT”

While the script provides smart and sharp comedy, the three actors truly brought the writing to life, infusing existence into the characters that translate as genuinely real and likeable people… All three actors deeply developed their characters and have an extraordinarily realistic chemistry together.

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