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Thursday, October 24, 2013

NEWS: 2013-14 Season Announced at Pygmalion Theatre

Please note the Media Day for members of the press on the 22nd of October with cast/director/ of The 12 Dates of Christmas. RSVPs appreciated. Just reply or call/text 801.652.0737.

Contact: Crystal Young-Otterstrom

Friday, October 11, 2013

Utah’s Only Women-Centric Theater Organization

Season Features: The 12 Date of Christmas, Women of Lockerbie, Motherhood Out Loud

PYG’s First-ever Early Bird Discounts Available, Season Tickets Only $10 Per Show

A Media Day for Members of the Press to Interview the Director, Main Character, and More from The 12 Dates of Christmas Scheduled for Oct 22 at 4pm


SALT LAKE CITY -- Pygmalion Theatre Company (PYG), Utah’s only women-centric theater organization, today announced its 2013-14 season of productions. Producing theatre since 1994, Pygmalion Theatre Company is primarily interested in producing work that is for, about, by, or staring women. The 2013-14 season includes three diverse plays, two comedies and the very dramatic, Women of Lockerbie. For the first time, PYG offers early bird discounts and will schedule 

“Our 2013-14 season features plays that explore critical moments in women's lives … funny, tragic, momentous and trivial,” says Fran Pruyn, Artistic Director of Pygmalion Theatre Company. The 12 Dates of Christmas embraces the absurdity of dating.  Lockerbie marries Greek tragedy to Celtic keening in order to attempt to express inexpressible grief.  Motherhood sums the whole experience up with ‘squeeze, hold, release.’”

Showing in the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center’s Black Box on November 1 - 16, The 12 Dates of Christmas is a satirical look at dating set against the backdrop of the holidays. “In the vein of Bridget Jones meets Carrie Bradshaw, this hilarious play will have universal appeal to anyone who’ve ever been involved in absurd dating situations. Which is frankly, everybody.” says Kent Frogey, Pygmalion Board Member. Dates and times of the show are: Friday, November 1, 2013 | 8pm, Saturday, November 2, 2013 | 8pm, Sunday, November 3, 2013 | 2pm, Thursday, November 7, 2013 | 7:30pm, Friday, November 8, 2013 | 8pm, Saturday, November 9, 2013 | 8pm, Sunday, November 10, 2013 | 2pm, Thursday, November 14, 2013 | 7:30pm, Friday, November 15, 2013 | 8pm, Saturday, November 16, 2013 | 2pm, and Saturday, November 16, 2013 | 8pm.

A 12 Dates Media Day for members of the press to interview the Director, Barbara Gandy, actress Deena Marie Manzanares (who will appear as Mary), and Fran Pruyn, Producing Director of Pygmalion for The 12 Dates of Christmas is scheduled for Oct 22 at 4pm at the Utah Opera Production Studios: 336 N 400 W, SLC 84103. RSVP recommended: crystal@foursightpartners.com or 801.652.0737.

Women of Lockerbie by Deborah Brevoort is a tale of deep grief situated in the aftermath of the 1988 Pan Am 103 airplane crash in Lockerbie, Scotland. Its story describes the journey of a New Jersey mother to reclaim her son’s remains. During that journey, she meets the women of Lockerbie who have taken it upon themselves to fight the US Government in order collect the belongings that had been scattered across the countryside, wash them, and return them to the victim’s families, thus turning an act of terrorism into an act of love. Lockerbie plays March 6 - 22 in the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center’s Black Box: March 6, 2014 at 7:30pm | March 7, 2014 at 8:00pm | March 8, 2014 at 8:00pm | March 9, 2014  at 2:00pm | March 13, 2014 at 7:30pm | March 14, 2014 at 8:00pm | May 15, 2014 at 8:00pm | March 16, 2014 at 2:00pm | March 20, 2014 at 7:30pm | March 21, 2014 at 8:00pm | March 22, 2014 at 2:00pm | and March 22, 2014 at 8:00pm. 

The 2013-14 season concludes with Motherhood Out Loud, “a laugh-out-loud comedy that is essentially the Vagina Monologues, for mothers,” states Pruyn. “Its various comic situations are so funny that they will appeal to all.” Motherhood runs May 1 - 17, also in the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center’s Black Box. Motherhood is conceived by Susan R. Rose and Joan Stein, and written by Leslie Ayvazian, David Cale, Jessica Goldberg, Beth Henley, Lameece Issaq, Claire LaZebnik, Lisa Loomer, Michele Lowe, Marco Pennette, Theresa Rebeck, Luanne Rice, Annie Weisman, Cheryl L. West and Brooke Berman. Actual show dates and times are: May 1, 2014 at 7:30pm | May 2, 2014 at 8:00pm | May 3, 2014 at 8:00pm | May 4, 2013 at 2:00pm | May 8, 2014 at 7:30pm | May 9, 2014 at 8:00pm | May 10, 2014 at 8:00pm | May 11, 2014 at 2:00pm | May 15, 2014 at 7:30pm | May 16, 2014 at 8:00 pm | May 17, 2014 at 2:00pm | and May 17, 2014 at 8:00pm

Tickets for all shows are $20, $25 if purchased the day of. $15 student tickets are available the week of the performance, and season subscriptions are $30 per person, just $10 per show. Tickets are available at 801.355.ARTS (2787), online at pygmalionproductions.org, or in person at any ArtTix outlet. 

12 Dates of Christmas
November 1 - 16 (8pm or 2pm, depending on date)
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center: Black Box
Tickets: pygmalionproductions.org or 801.355.ARTS (2787)

Women of Lockerbie
November 1 - 22 (8pm or 2pm, depending on date)
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center: Black Box
Tickets: pygmalionproductions.org or 801.355.ARTS (2787)

Motherhood Out Loud
November 1 - 22 (8pm or 2pm, depending on date)
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center: Black Box
Tickets: pygmalionproductions.org or 801.355.ARTS (2787)


Smart, sexy, and sophisticated, Pygmalion Theatre Company is SLC based and dedicated to giving voice to women – playwrights, directors, performers, characters – and telling the stories that reflect women’s lives. Since 1994. www.pygmalionproductions.org


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