Poetic, provocative, and magical

October 27 2022
(left) Kirsten Henriquez and Isaac Manuel Martinez-Trinidad | photo Aaron Asano Swenson (left) Kirsten Henriquez and Isaac Manuel Martinez-Trinidad | photo Aaron Asano Swenson

Join the University of Utah Department of Theatre for "SOMEWHERE: A PRIMER FOR THE END OF DAYS," opening Friday October 28th, 2022 in Studio 115. 

Written by Marisela Treviño Orta and directed by Penelope Caywood, the play explores a world transformed by climate change – but it's not what you may think. Treviño Orta was originally inspired by the idea of a world without insects. “I came across an article that was literally about the question of what the world would be like if there were no more insects." she wrote. "And the moment I read the title, I kind of knew, this is an interesting world to set a play in.”

The play tackles an important subject without preaching to its audience. It incorporates magical realism and puppetry and draws on history, biology, and mythology, and more. 

As the Department of Theatre describes: 

"Sometime, somewhere, something went wrong. Now almost all the insects are gone, and crops are failing everywhere. With society on the verge of collapse, entomologist Cassandra and her brother Alexander prepare to follow the migration of the last monarch butterflies in the world.

But it’s not just butterflies that they’re following: sometimes Cassandra has visions. These tiny glimpses of the future don’t always make sense, but they always come true. When they encounter a group of survivors at a remote truffle farm, the pieces of Cassandra’s latest vision begin to fall into place.

Poetic, provocative, and magical, 'SOMEWHERE: A PRIMER FOR THE END OF DAYS' presents a vision of the future where evolution is not only essential but inevitable." 

Studio 115
Performing Arts Building

Oct 28 @ 7:30 pm
Oct 29 @ 2:00 pm
Oct 29 @ 7:30 pm
Oct 30 @ 2:00 pm
Nov 3 @ 7:30 pm
Nov 4 @ 7:30 pm
Nov 6 @ 2:00 pm
Nov 6 @ 7:30 pm

Friday, November 4

Free for University of Utah students through Arts Pass!