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Utah theater company finds the drama in the theory of money
Q&A » Playwright talks about his version of a dark World War II night when two famous economists argued about prices and economic theory.


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How did you blend the right blend of fact and fiction?

First, I’m writing a play, a dramatic entertainment. I really want the play to be lively, enjoyable. I also wanted there to be that sense of danger. We don’t know if any bombs actually fell that night, but falling bombs are more dramatic than not-falling bombs.

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‘Clearing Bombs’

Plan-B Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Eric Samuelsen’s “Clearing Bombs,” a fictional account of a nighttime argument by two prominent economists — joined by a fire warden — on the roof of a Cambridge church. “A play about economics and defining the future amid mortal danger,” promoters say.

When » Thursday-Sunday, Feb. 20-March 2; plays at 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday

Where » Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center’s Studio Theatre, 138 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets » $20 ($10 students) at 801-355-2787 or arttix.org

Info » planbtheatre.org/clearingbombs.htm; 90 minute running time, no intermission; no late seating

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