Image by: Photo suppliedKatherine Newman — Matt Jeppesen, Scott Mason, Brandon Bowen and Sam Farnsworth perform in Old Barn Theatre’s “You Can’t Take It with You.” The theater company will hold performances beginning Oct. 7, 2016.
The show’s director, Marc Jensen, said the Old Barn theater’s intimate setting lends itself well to the play. The venue’s seats radiate out from a stage situated in the center of the audience. The farthest anyone can sit from the stage is four rows back, which puts attendees in the action.
“This show relies heavily on seeing the facial responses of the actors, and the patrons are close enough that they can see those responses,” Jensen said.
Two actors to watch during the show are Devery and Matthew Jeppesen — a married couple playing the roles of Alice and Tony. Ironically, the two will play the lovebirds on the same stage where they fell for one another in real life.
“We love performing together, especially when we get to play the romantic leads opposite of each other,” Devery Jeppesen said.
Even though the Old Barn isn’t the closest theater to many Northern Utahns, Jensen said the actors make it worth the trip.
“It is a bit of a drive, but we have fought to keep our prices low,” he said. “We are the most affordable community theater in Northern Utah.”