Utah’s ‘Once’ cast is pulling double-duty for Pioneer Theatre Company production

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  • CPD Provo, UT
    Feb. 18, 2019 10:19 a.m.

    Saw it this past Saturday. Loved it. Felt privileged to have experienced it. The two leads are sensational but the whole ensemble is world-class. If you've seen the movie (a sweet, beautiful, modern fractured fairy tale), then the F-bombs would be no surprise. Didn't bother me.

  • WJ_Coach West Jordan, UT
    Feb. 14, 2019 4:40 p.m.

    This a play for adults. The movie had absolutely no gratuitous vulgarities or language. It was a very beautifully written story that depicted the typical relationships of everyday people... as most everyday people use colorful language from time to time .

    Thank you DN for sharing the info of this play... and thank you PTC for bringing such beautiful artistic pieces to our community!

  • Uncle Lindy Wasilla, AK
    Feb. 14, 2019 10:58 a.m.

    Amen.

  • Exercise4Health Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 13, 2019 10:37 a.m.

    Thanks DN and PTC.

    Looks like an interesting production... until you read the content advisory on the PTC website: Numerous f-bombs, along with multiple other vulgarities and obscenities.

    I think I'll pass on the filthy language. That's not art, it's nothing more than shock value and the continued efforts on the part of so-called art purveyors to dumb down their productions to the most base level and to normalize offensive language, including for our children.

    A direct quote from the content advisory: " 'Once' is a gentle musical suitable for all audiences..." Granted the content advisory gives warning about the language, but does the language really add to the production and is it really necessary? I think not. And I think I'll pass and not bother to find out. Plenty of wholesome entertainment elsewhere.

    And please don't shred me for being offended by filthy language. It represents the disrespect that is pervasive in society. Filthy language abounds in the public square, including areas where families and children are present and sure to hear. Frankly, that's disrespectful on multiple levels.

    PTC et al, I'll take my entertainment business elsewhere.