A HUMANITIES CYCLE: THREE SHORT PLAYS at THE GREAT SALT LAKE FRINGE FESTIVAL
“A Humanities Cycle” is a collection of three short plays: “Vox Populi”, “Morning”, and “Seventy- Two”. All three discuss common aspects of the human experience, personal lines we draw for ourselves and how we relate to the society that we are a part of.
“Vox Populi” introduces us to Ryan Powers and Samantha Chambers, moments before they appear on a cable news show to discuss various political views. From opposite ends of the aisle, Powers and Chambers engage the audience in a debate about whether or not “we the people” should be celebrating the death of Osama Bin Laden and what role they play in a media driven society.
“Morning” is a short exploration of how people can remain true to themselves in the pursuit of seeking happiness with others. A young man and woman continue to navigate the question of which is more important: following their respective dreams of the lives they want to live, or sacrificing those dreams in order to be with each other?
“Seventy-Two” bravely asks the question of who is allowed to “play God”. After a traumatic event, a young woman is questioned by a government agent. As the conversation between the two progresses, questions arise. How far should a government go to govern in the best interests of it’s people? What happens when morals collide with the ugly reality of a situation? What is the cost of a human life?
Written/Directed/Developed by The Space Between Theatre Company.
*These shows are not suitable for patrons under the age of 14.