May 31–June 15 at The Murray Theater with performances Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee at 2:00 p.m. on June 15. No performances on June 1 or June 8.
Another Utah premiere, “What the Bellhop Saw” is a hilarious farce and the company’s first non-musical. A nice fellow checks into an expensive suite in New York City’s finest hotel, precipitating a fantastic nightmare involving a Salman Rushdie-type author, an Iranian terrorist, a vile wife from hell, a conniving bellboy, an incompetent FBI agent, a nubile, celebrity-mad maid, a dimwitted secretary and a little pig-tailed girl. Gag lines are popping as events transpire at a whirlwind velocity. Topical humor blends with the traditional antics of farce: doors slamming, characters careening and confusion reigning supreme. The show is famous for its silent “bellhop ballet,” which is a show-stopper.