UVU And SLCC Combine To Present The Play ‘Pedro’s Magic Shoes’
November 22, 2012
For Immediate Release
University Marketing & Communications: Mike Rigert (801) 863-6807
Written by: Cheryl Kamenski (801) 863-6351
Utah Valley University’s Department of Theatrical Arts’ production of “Pedro’s Magic Shoes,” a play about a young man who uses a pair of magic shoes for the greater good, will be presented at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Salt Lake Community College’s South City Campus in the Black Box Theatre, room W-210. The event is free and open to the public.
“What a great opportunity to collaborate on this project and bring our two institutions closer together by presenting this production of ‘Pedro’s Magic Shoes’ to the Salt Lake area community,” said Neil Vanderpool, associate dean of Salt Lake Community College’s communication and performing arts.
To feed his family and save his reputation, Pedro must prove he is a great trickster. With the help of a pair of magic shoes, Pedro outwits his selfish boss and then returns home to reclaim his heritage and make things right for his family. In this bilingual piece based in part on Latino trickster tales, English-speaking students will learn some Spanish, and Spanish speakers will find their own culture celebrated.
“We are excited to present this lively comedy in collaboration with the SLCC Division of Communication and Performing Arts,” said John Newman, UVU Theatrical Arts assistant professor and UVU’s Noorda Theatre director. “We encourage students and residents from Utah and Salt Lake counties to come out and enjoy the performance.”
The Salt Lake Community College South City Campus is located at 1575 S. State Street in Salt Lake City. The theater is in the south end of the building’s main wing.
Utah Valley University is located in Orem, Utah and is home to more than 30,000 students. UVU began as a vocational school during World War II, and in the seven decades since has evolved into a technical school, community school, state college and, finally a comprehensive regional teaching university. UVU is one of Utah’s largest institutions of higher learning and offers programs ranging from career training to high-demand master degrees, with emphasis on undergraduate education.