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Plan-B extends ‘Borderlands’

Plan-B Theatre Company has extended the run of the wildly popular Borderlands, written by Eric Samuelsen.

According to artistic director Jerry Rapier, the run had sold out before the play even opened.

“We added a performance and that sold out in about 10 minutes,” Rapier said. “We’ve added performances to many runs but this is the first time in our history we’ve extended a run.”

Reviewer Megan Pedersen called the show the best Plan-B has ever presented, and the best she has seen this year. She was moved to write how a moment in the show has changed her and made her “a little more at peace.”

“What we’ve realized,” Rapier said, “is that this is more than a play. It’s about us, here, and it is affecting people in unexpected ways.”

“Eric Samuelsen is a playwright’s playwright and a devout Mormon who understands that we’re all the same — that doubt is the key to faith and that theater can get people to consider change in a way nothing else can,” Rapier concluded.

Rapier said that only four shows in the acting company’s 20-year history have outsold Borderlands The Laramie Project, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Facing East and Gutenberg! The Musical!.

More information on the show and tickets can be found at http://planbtheatre.org. Tickets can also be purchased by phone at 801-355-ARTS.

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  1. The added performances of Plan-B’s BORDERLANDS have sold out except for a few tickets on Saturday, April 17 at 8pm.

    So one more additional performance has been added – Saturday, April 17 at 4pm – that goes on sale at 801.355.ARTS or http://planbtheatre.org at 10am on Saturday, April 9.

    BORDERLANDS will end its run as the 4th highest-grossing production in Plan-B’s 20-year history, bested only by HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, THE LARAMIE PROJECT and FACING EAST (GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL! drops to 5th with this final added performance of BORDERLANDS).

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