Play-by-Play: The Messenger

Play-by-Play: The Messenger

The second play in the 2019-2020 Play-by-Play season, The Messenger, by Jeff Talbott.

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March 13 TO March 14, 2020

  • 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturday Evenings
  • 2:00 p.m. Saturday Matinees

This reading will be held in Babcock Theatre, in the lower level of Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre, 300 South 1400 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84112.

Play-by-Play: The Messenger

by Jeff Talbott

Returning to Pioneer Theatre Company is JEFF TALBOTT, whose previous reading of “i” in 2017 resulted in its world premiere at PTC in 2018.

Norway. 1882. The Stockman home. Sound familiar? Not so fast. Therese Stockman is a small-town doctor and single mother who has made a shocking discovery about the industry that gives her town its lifeblood. Her friend Kristine Hovstad, the editor of The Messenger (one of the two competing newspapers in town), is going to take the story and run with it, but at what cost? Using Henrik Ibsen’s classic An Enemy of the People as a departure point, this brand-new play examines our relationships with the press, the community and each other and where to draw the line when deciding the right move to make.

A play for right now built in conversation with a play from before.