Alumni Days at Shakespeare, June 2014.
Tobin Atkinson (’88, Theatre Arts & Social Science) is the Artistic Director of Meat & Potato Theatre in Salt Lake City. He is directing the Everyman & Judgment Day: Miracles for a Modern Age that will open this May, a production is loaded with SUU Alumni talent.
Rebecca Marcotte (’88, Theatre) is playing the title role in Everyman, which marks 22 years since Tobin and Rebecca last worked together in the 1988 SUU production of The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (directed by Fred Adams and R. Scott Phillips). Joining Rebecca in the productions are Ellese Hargreaves (’09, Theatre) and Steven Grawrock (Theatre, ’10). All three actors will play a number of roles in the two medieval plays.
Tobin co-founded Meat & Potato in Washington, DC in 2005 after serving in the U.S. Army Infantry. He was the Artistic Director of Plan B Theatre from 1991-2000 after co-founding the theatre company with fellow SUU alumna Cheryl Cluff (’88, Theatre).
Everyman & Judgment Day were first performed 500 years ago but are as relevant today as they were then. Meat & Potato Theatre has updated both plays to reflect the current ways in which we grapple with the concepts of morality, judgment, compassion and death.
The plays run May 27 thru June 13 in the Studio Theatre at Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in downtown Salt Lake City. To learn about the plays and the theatre company, go to www.meatandpotato.org.