Salt Lake City, UT – Mormon playwright and filmmaker Neil LaBute is in Salt Lake City this weekend to address the Sunstone Symposium on LDS art that stretches the boundaries. With plays like Bash: Latter-day Plays, The Shape of Things and Some Girls, as well as films including In the Company of Men, Nurse Betty and the forthcoming The Wicker Man, LaBute's work explores the dark, complex sides of human nature. What does it mean to be an LDS artist creating characters who can be violent, cruel, unethical and unrepentant? Doug talks to Neil LaBute in studio.
- Neil LaBute will join Brian Evenson and Richard Dutcher for a panel discussion "Dissenting Opinions: Art From the Dark Side of Happy Valley." The event takes place this afternoon at 4:45 p.m. as part of the 2006 Sunstone Symposium on Mormonism and Pop Culture. For a full schedule of events, running today through Saturday, visit Sunstone on-line
- Pygmalion Productions will present Neil LaBute's Fat Pig September 28 - October 14 at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. For more information, call ArtTix at 801-355-ARTS (355-2787) or visit the company on-line
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