‘Dress’ to impress
Actor/playwright Sarah Shippobotham will perform her one-woman play “Can I Say Yes to That Dress?” in a free reading, Monday at 7 p.m., as part of Salt Lake Acting Company’s New Play Sounding Series. Shippobotham plays a middle-aged woman stuck in a wedding dress changing room, as she “questions her life choices and what it means to be a woman.” The performance is at SLAC’s theater, 165 W. 500 North, Salt Lake City. It’s free to attend, but tickets are required: Go to tickets.saltlakeactingcompany.org to sign up for tickets.
February 28-March 5
‘Evan,’ one last time
The touring production of the Tony- and Grammy-winning musical “Dear Evan Hansen” is returning to the Eccles Theater, 131 S. Main, Salt Lake City, for a six-night, eight-performance run, Tuesday through Sunday, March 5. It’s the last time the touring production of the show — about an awkward teen who accidentally invents a friendship with a classmate who died by suicide — will come through Utah; producers announced the current tour would end in July. Tickets for the Salt Lake City performances, ranging from $69.50 to $229.50, are available at ArtTix.org.
Confronting climate anxiety
What is worrying about climate change doing to your mental health? That’s the issue tackled by Britt Wray, author of the book “Generation Dread: Finding Purpose in an Age of Climate Crisis.” The Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah is bringing Wray to town to talk about the psychological impacts of what Wray calls “climate anxiety,” and what people can do about them. Wray will speak Thursday, at 7 p.m., at the Dumke Auditorium at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Drive, Salt Lake City. Admission is free, but advance registration is required; go to the Tanner Center’s website, thc.utah.edu, to find the link to register.