UTNT (UT New Theatre) (2013)

"The Kingdom" (2013), directed by Sarah Rasmussen; Photo: Josh Rasmussen
Photo: Josh Rasmussen

​Curated by Steven Dietz and Brian Kettler

Lab Theatre
April 18-28, 2013

UTNT (UT New Theatre) presents newly developed work of emerging playwrights frmo the Department of Theatre and Dance and Michener Center for Writers. Now in its sixth season, many plays presented at UTNT have since been professionally produced across the country.

The 2013 UTNT (UT New Theatre) plays are:

Dream of Perfect Sleep

Written by Kevin Kautzman
Directed by Courtney Sale
April 18 and 26 at 8:00 p.m.
April 21 and 27 at 2:00 p.m.

Mary and Gene are old. Mary suffers from severe vertigo and just wants to watch her show, gosh-darn-it. Gene has some big news for their middle-aged kids. When new-ager Melissa and recovering-addict Robert return to a home decorated for the holidays (when it's not the holidays), the family must make a hard decision about what it means to exit this world grace.

Dream of Perfect Sleep contains mature thematic material, language and drug use.

70 Secrets of Marmalade Kittens

Written by Gabrielle Reisman
Directed by Jess Hutchinson
April 19, 24, 27 at 8:00 p.m.
April 20 at 2:00 p.m.

Seduced by a pair of ceramic figurines, Quinn wrestles with abandoning her husband, her young children, and their lonely life on an Iowa hog confinement farm. Ten years later her now grown children - with the counsel of an aging pet goose - must choose between selling off their father's business, and tracking down the ghosts of their mother's desires.

70 Secrets of Marmalade Kittens contains mature language.

Enhanced Reading of
The Kingdom

Written by Andrew Hinderaker
Directed by Sarah Rasmussen
April 20 and 25 at 8:00 p.m.
April 21 at 7:00 p.m.
April 28 at 2:00 p.m.

A Catholic priest of 22 years has stopped taking confession. He has stopped delivering mass. Hiding out in the basement of his church, he seeks to perform miracles of his own making. What becomes of a priest who has lost his faith in us all?

Enhanced Reading of
A Perfect Robot

Written by Sarah Saltwick
Directed by Andrew Carlson
April 20 and 27 at 11:00 a.m.

Believe Alan Turing - that girl is really a robot. It's just that Mollybot's face is uncannily human. She hasn't been so perfect since her creator went missing and there's only one chance left to convince the investors of her worth. One far away woman holds the key to unblocking it all. A play about robots and octopi, consciousness and programming, passwords and ghosts.