The theater scene's fairly quiet this week, with only two new shows, the extension of a City Rep production and the final two performances of this fall's Classical Greek Theatre Festival drama.
- THE WESTMINSTER PLAYERS, the student theater group at Westminster College, will present Caryl Churchill's drama, "Top Girls," Wednesday through Saturday, Oct. 10-13, at 8 p.m. in Walker Hall. Admission is free.The play examines the myths of what it means to be a female today and the roles of women throughout the ages.
In the first act, the newly appointed managing director of a personnel firm celebrates her promotion by hosting a dinner party for a collection of guests from both history and legend.
The second act finds her coping with both personal and professional struggles, confronting her sister (who raised the woman's unwanted child), and facing her 16-year-old daughter.
- THE PRINCE OF PEACE, City Rep's free Sunday evening drama, has been extended through Dec. 30.
The hourlong, non-denominational play, written by Joanne M. Parker, City Rep artistic director, and Reuben C. Fox, associate artistic dirctor, is presented on the upstairs Jester stage of the Utah Theatre, 148 S. Main.
"The Prince of Peace" features Stephen Cracroft, Steven Nichol, Stuart Mitchell and Annie C. Kleczkowski in leading roles.
While admission is free, all seating is reserved and tickets must be obtained in advance by calling the box office at 532-6000.
Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28, Nov. 4, 11 and 18, and Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. There will be no performance on Thanksgiving weekend. Babes in arms not permitted.
- OEDIPUS THE KING will have its two final performances this week - on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 7:30 p.m., in the Pardoe Drama Theatre of the Harris Fine Arts Center at Brigham Young University, Provo, and on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 8 p.m. in the Morgan Theatre at Utah State University, Logan.
Both performances are free of charge.
- RECYCLE THIS!, a touring production about the environment, currently traveling to 30 high schools nationwide, will be presented at Skyline High School on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 1:15 p.m.
Huntsman Chemical Corp. of Salt Lake City is sponsoring the local performance, which uses music, humor and video to challenge teenagers to reduce, reuse and recycle their trash.