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‘Illusionary Tales’ Premieres as First Theatre Production of Fall 2020 Season

The cast and crew will present three nights of livestreamed performances

Three casts. Three directors. One unforgettable experience. The BYU Department of Theatre and Media Arts presents “Illusionary Tales,” three short plays based on legendary stories from around the world. With theatre productions heavily impacted by COVID safeguards this semester, the department has found unique solutions that allow performances to continue in a virtual format. “In order to multiply opportunities in this new creative process, we chose to commission three new plays, each written to meet the needs of our unique technical requirements,” said associate chair and Artistic Director Adam Houghton.

“Illusionary Tales” features the work of three BYU alumni. “Balete Drive,” by Melissa Leilani Larson, is based on the Hispanic legend of La Llorona. “For Such a Time as This,” by James Goldberg, builds on the Jewish tradition of a golem or clay guardian. And “The Tell-Tale Heart,” by Andrew Justvig, references the famous story of the same name by Edgar Allan Poe.

Read the full article at BYUArts.