Recent Twitter and Facebook posts have sparked a theater world firestorm that took the character’s creator, TJ Davis, by surprise. Davis, of Smithfield, has been performing the character for about 10 years in melodrama shows at his family’s Bear Lake theater. In retrospect, Davis says he can see why some Hispanic or Latino people might make assumptions about the show. “But it doesn’t deal with race,” he says, adding that all the show’s characters grow out of melodrama caricatures.
In a Feb. 13 Facebook post, Whitney McPhie Griffith, a former USU piano performance student, recounted how her life fell apart after she says she was raped by a faculty member in spring 2009 in off-campus housing. The post has been widely shared, drawing supportive comments as well as complaints from other former USU music students of sexual harassment and mishandled reports.
Utah theatergoers helped shape the story responding to last year’s Play-by-Play staged reading. Jeff Talbott’s script is only the second one in the 4-year-old play development series to receive a full production at Pioneer, after the January 2015 premiere of Kenneth Jones’ “Alabama Story.”“This is the future of the American theater in writing,” says Artistic Director Karen Azenberg. “This is a great story, and this offers first-class acting performances.
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Selecting a term
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