Earlier this year I was privileged to work with my good friends, Javen and Dave, at The Sting & Honey Company in Salt Lake City. They put together a wonderful reading of my play, "State of the Union", based on the true events surrounding the Utah War.
State of the Union tells the story of Thomas Kane, a prominent Philadelphia lawyer, who endeavors to avert a war by negotiating peace between Brigham Young and President Buchanan. After a series of concerning reports, President Buchanan believes the Mormons to be in rebellion and dispatches an army to replace Young as governor. Young, unadvised of the change, believes the approaching army to have malicious intent and determines to fight. Kane, a friend of both Young and the President volunteers to race out ahead of the army and head off a bloodbath. As timely today as ever, “State of the Union” is a story of pride, perseverance and friendship.
ABOUT The Sting & Honey Theatre Company – was founded in 2010 by Javen Tanner, David D’Agostini, Tara Lynn Tanner and Laura D’Agostini. Previous productions include “Waiting for Godot” and “This Bird of Dawning Singeth All Night Long” both at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. The Sting & Honey Company’s mission statement says: We believe the theatre should be a place of creation and soul, beauty and astonishment. We achieve this ideal by providing an environment wherein artists and audiences are able to open themselves to inspiration. We seek out artists of excellent training and experience, as well as promising new talent, for collaboration on a body of work which includes classical and contemporary plays, new works, and educational outreach. Our project is to please. (stingandhoney.org)
ABOUT Erik Orton - is an award winning playwright, director and producer living in New York City. He most recently won the Best Play Award at the NYC Short Play Lab Festival. Other honors include an Emmy Award, CINE Golden Eagle Award and a Telly Award. He loves walking with his wife, Emily, and writing in his journal. (erikorton.com)
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