CEDAR CITY–Southern Utah University’s Department of Theatre Arts and Dance through the Black Box Grants will present “Molly & Peter” on April 5, 6, and 7 at 7:30 p.m. Performances will be in the Black Box Theatre, located in the Auditorium. Tickets are $5 cash or card at the door.
“Molly & Peter” is an original play written and directed by Henry Ballesteros, a senior candidate for the Bachelors of Fine Arts (BFA) in Classical Acting. This original work explores the dynamic of a typical family in a suburban community, and how outsides influences creep in and pull people in different directions. Set in the LDS community, we see a mother and father who are trying to understand what their son is going through as he tries to navigate his late teenage years. Based on real events and conversations, this play examines the culture within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by following this LDS family as they deal with the outside world imposing powerful changes on their everyday lives.
“When I set out the write this play, it was never my intention to show the Church in a bad, or negative light,” said Ballesteros. “I come from an LDS background and I wanted to show people who are both in and out of the faith, that the most important thing to any family is pure love. This is something I feel is lacking in the high tech world we live in. We might be in constant communication with each other, but we never really talk to each other.”
Starring Maycee Ham, Brandon Scott Grayson, Quinn Osborne, Karl Gardner, Spencer Smith, Cameron Martin, Brandon Bundy, Peyton Smith, Kenna Fullmer, and Amanda DeBry. Tickets are $5 cash or card at the door.