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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

"Cheat" by Julie Jensen @ Pygmalion Theatre Company (SLC: Feb 21-March 9)

Pygmalion Theatre Company presents “Cheat” by Julie Jensen
Salt Lake City, Utah – February 6, 2013: Pygmalion Productions presents “Cheat” by Julie Jensen February 21 – March 9 at the Rose Wagner Theatre.
It’s 1945, in an aircraft repair facility at Hill Field, Utah. Nearly one out of every four married women in the United States is working outside the home. For Roxy and Reva, war has blurred the boundaries that had once governed family, relationships, and a sense of identity. As the war winds down, everything is in flux again.
Julie Jensen’s critically acclaimed play “Cheat” examines a time of great change in American culture and values, a time of great optimism and opportunity.  And yet for women, a door was closing.  As women’s jobs moved into realms traditionally held by men, they began to cheat on the social roles they had traditionally held.
“These are people who do not speak about things that are the most important to them. And in that way they resemble us all.  They are also people who cannot speak about what is most important to them.  And in that way, they are victims of their times. -Julie Jensen
Utah playwright Julie Jensen is the recipient of the Kennedy Center Award for New American Plays, the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Work, the LA Weekly Award for Best New Play, and the McKnight National Playwriting Fellowship. Her plays have been produced in London (The Lost Vegas Series) and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Julie has been produced in theatres nationwide She is a Resident Playwright at Salt Lake Acting Company, and has had plays recently produced by Pygmalion Theatre Company and Plan B Theatre.
Cheat is directed by Fran Pruyn, with Cassandra Stokes-Wylie, Tracie Merrill, Lane Richens, and Madeline Weinberger. Cheat opens February 21 and runs through March 9.
All shows at the Rose Wagner Center for the Arts - 158 W. Broadway. Tickets are available through ArtTix 801-355-ARTS www.arttix.org. Pygmalion Theatre Company produces plays that reflect concerns, issues and experiences shared by women with three shows each season: Fall, Winter and Spring.

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