Plan-B's 2018/19 Season Begins With Two World Premieres

Plan B has announced its 2018/19 Season! The subscription season opens with the world premiere of:

GOOD STANDING BY Matthew Greene

A gay Mormon faces excommunication in a "court of love" a week after of marrying the man of his dreams. A solo play about faith, hope and catharsis.

From Matthew Greene, author of ADAM & STEVE AND THE EMPTY SEA. More from Matthew at planbtheatre.org/goodstanding (bottom of page). Featuring Austin Archer. Directed by Jerry Rapier.

Matthew Greene (Playwright) returns to Plan-B following the premiere of ADAM & STEVE AND THE EMPTY SEA (also FringeNYC). He is a playwright, director and teaching artist from California, currently living and working in New York. His play THOUSAND PINES is currently premiering at Westport Country Playhouse in Westport, CT. Matthew's other plays include GREGORIAN (off-Broadway, Working Artists Theatre), BREAD OF AFFLICTION (Society for the Study of Jewish American and Holocaust Literature) and #MORMONINCHIEF (FringeNYC). His film BOY WITH BLUE was awarded Best of Fest at the Oceanside Film Festival.

Austin Archer (Curt) is thrilled to make his Plan-B acting debut. NY: THE MICHIGAN ASSASSIN, CHEESEBURGER DELUXE: THE MUSICAL. Regional: NEWSIES, A Few Good MEN, THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE and others (Pioneer Theatre Company), HIR, CLIMBING WITH TIGERS (a co-pro with Flying Bobcat), SATURDAY'S VOYEUR and others (Salt Lake Acting Company). Film & Television: MINDHUNTER (Netflix), EVERWOOD (WB), TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL (CBS). Austin's play JUMP premiered at Plan-B last season in a co-production with Flying Bobcat Theatrical Laboratory; his short plays SWIPE LEFT and SWIPE RIGHT were featured in Plan-B's (IN)DIVISIBLE the previous season; and his play MARTY HAS CANCER premiered at Hollywood Fringe and Great Salt Lake Fringe Festivals this past summer.

Jerry Rapier (Director) has been Plan-B's Artistic Director since 2000. He has directed more than 30 productions for the company and is a recipient of Salt Lake City's Mayor's Artist Award in the Performing Arts. He and his husband Kirt, together since 1995, were the first same-sex couple from Utah to be legally married in New York on July 24, 2011. They were married again in Utah on December 24, 2013 and are the proud parents of Oscar, a kindergartener who turns six next month.

October 18-28, 2018. Th & F @ 8pm, Sat @ 4pm & 8pm, Sun @ 2pm in the Studio Theatre at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W 300 S, SLC. November 4, 2018 at 2pm at United Solo in New York. $22 General Admission, $10 Students, 801.355.ARTS or planbtheatre.org/goodstanding.

The Subscription Season of three world premieres by Utah playwrights - GOOD STANDING by Matthew Greene, AN EVENING WITH TWO AWFUL MEN by Elaine Jarvik and ...OF COLOR by Olivia Custodio, Bijan Hosseini, Iris Salazar & Darryl Stamp - is available at planbtheatre.org/ticketsgiving or 801.297.4200 for only $59!

6th Annual Free Elementary School Tour presents The World Premiere Of

ZOMBIE THOUGHTS BY JENNIFER A. KOKAI & OLIVER KOKAI-MEANS

Created specifically for grades 4-6, ZOMBIE THOUGHTS is the story of Sam and Pig, avatars in a video game. Inspired by Oliver's experience living with General Anxiety Disorder (GAD), the play is interactive, inviting students to make choices throughout to help Sam (who has anxiety) and Pig (who is punny) progress through the video-game-within-the-play. The only path to victory is by making the choices that help Sam and Pig learn empathy for each other.

More from Jennifer & Oliver at planbtheatre.org/zombiethoughts (bottom of page). Featuring Katie Jones Nall & Alicia Washington. Directed by Cheryl Cluff.

PUBLIC PERFORMANCES

Paid - Monday, October 8: Weber State University, Browning Center, Room 136 at 7pm,

$5, planbtheatre.org/zombiethoughts
Free - Saturday, October 13: Salt Lake City Library Main Branch at 11am, no tickets required
Free - Saturday, October 13: Chapman Branch at 1pm, no tickets required
Free - Thursday, October 25: Glendale Branch at 4:30pm, no tickets required

IN-SCHOOL PERFORMANCES: October 1, 2018-January 18, 2019 at 50 (primarily Title I) elementary schools in 15 counties

The First Offering Of The Script-in-hand Series Is

DONNA BY JENIFER NII

Join us for the first public (and free!) reading of Jenifer Nii's latest play-in-progress.

DONNA is a re-imagining of DON QUIXOTE in which modern-day women find and face their own windmills - which, it turns out, warrant more than tilting.

From the author of WALLACE (with Debora Threedy), THE SCARLET LETTER, SUFFRAGE, RUFF!, KINGDOM OF HEAVEN (with David Evanoff) and THE WEIRD PLAY. Featuring Colleen Baum, Dee-Dee Darby-Duffin, April Fossen & Yolanda Stange. Directed by Alexandra Harbold.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 7pm

in the Studio Theatre at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W 300 S, SLC

Tickets, free but required, available at planbtheatre.org/scriptinhandseries

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