Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival 2016
Westminster College and Westminster Theatre is proud to support the Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival!
About Great Salt Lake Fringe
The Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 2015 by Westminster College students and staff. In 2015, the four-day festival hosted 27 theatre companies that put on 110 performances earned over $16,000 in ticket sales and hosted nearly 2,500 attendees.
Since starting last year, the festival has already doubled in size. The 2016 festival will have 50 companies put on 250 performances in eight venues in the heart of Sugar House. The Fringe is focused on the performing arts and 100 percent of the ticket sales goes directly to the artists. Shows involve theatre, dance, music, aerial arts, puppetry, magic, spoken word and more. Shows are original works and run 45 minutes to an hour.
The Mission of the Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival
Our mission is to operate an annual multi-day performing arts festival that acts as an interactive entertainment experience uniting, artists, local businesses and the public. The festival also seeks to enhance the arts culture in Salt Lake City by showcasing affordable, unadjudicated, unrestricted and original works.
July 29–31 and August 3–7, 2016
Past productions - fall 2015 - Spring 2016
Our Country’s Good**
Drawn from the journals and letters of the soldiers and convicts that founded Australia’s original penal colony, Timberlake Wertenbaker’s account of those early years is both brutal and inspiring. Justice, politics, art, redemption, she brings it all to a personal level as the compelling characters in this new world are forced to reconsider their humanity. Directed by Michael Vought, written by Timberlake Wertenbaker.
Molly is a big town lady moving to small town Zebulon! Here, she falls in love with various quirky townspeople who reside in this zany place, and who help her along in her transition. Directed by Michael Vought, written by Angus MacLachlan
"Most of the cast members had more than one role, and they shifted between them easily. All of the actors seemed to have a good sense of self within each character."
DON JUAN COMES BACK FROM THE WAR
Don Juan returns home from World War I shell-shocked, finding Berlin crumbling. Despite the disrepair of himself and the country around him, he is determined to launch back into his old ways of debauchery and carousing. Increasingly, though, he finds himself at odds with the man he used to be. Written by Odon Von Horvarth, directed by Mark Fossen
"There were moments wherein I found myself lost in a lighting choice or an obviously carefully choreographed blocking arrangement that turned the stage and the actors on it into a living, breathing piece of art."
GYPSY: THE MUSICAL
This classic 1959 musical by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephan Sondheim, and book by Arther Laurents, Gypsy is loosely based on the 1957 memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, the famous striptease and burlesque artist. The story focuses on her mother, Rose, whose name has become synonymous with “the ultimate show business mother.” In following Rose’s struggle to raise two daughters, the story follows the hardships of show business life. Directed by Jared Larkin, music direction by Anne Puzey, and choreography by Ashley Carlson, written by Arthur Laurents, music written by Jule Styne/Stephen Sondheim.
March 31-April 2 & 7-9, 2016, 7:30 PM, $10
Courage Theater in the Jewett Center for the Performing Arts
ASW Presents: The Vagina Monologues
"...probably the most important piece of political theater of the last two decades."
A personal and public journey of the body and experience of women, The Vagina Monologues has captivated audiences across the world for two decades. The Associated Students of Westminster are proud to present this important episodic play by Eve Ensler. All proceeds benefit the Rape Recovery Center.
February 4–6, 7:30 PM, $10
Vieve Gore Concert Hall in the Jewett Center for the Performing Arts