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Get Your Nerd On

Apr 17, 2015 06:27PM, Published by City Journals Staff, Categories: Arts+Entertainment




By Crystal Couch

“Absurd, funny, and touching,” said Mike Jones, one of the main leads in the most recent performance held in Pioneer Hall. 

West Jordan Theater Arts has produced countless live performances throughout the years and still have new shows planned for the 2015 calendar year. Their most recent show, “The Nerd” by Larry Shue, has made attendants laugh and smile as actors bring their characters to life. 

This is Jones’ first performance with the West Jordan Theater Arts and Sugar Factory Playhouse.  He was drawn to the role after considering where he wanted to go with his life.  He did research on actors that had meaning to him. In this research he said, “There was always just this point when they said they had to sacrifice something for it. It was nothing that ever came easy. If I wanted it in my life, I had to make time for it.”  With that, he went online and found the audition for “The Nerd.” 

Mike encourages the community to come out and support the local community arts. “Have fun,” he said, “and experience theater for what it is. It’s not a huge theater hall or an expensive production. But just get lost in it, enjoy the characters everybody put a lot of hard work into it, and I think there is lot to enjoy.”

The Details

Sugar Factory Playhouse and West Jordan Theater Arts present “The Nerd” by Larry Shue April 9-11, 13, and 16-18 at 7:30 p.m. at Pioneer Hall (1140 West 7800 South) in West Jordan.  Tickets are $8 for general admission and $5 for children (12 and under), students (with ID), seniors (60+), and groups of 10 or more.  Tickets will be available at Macey’s grocery store in West Jordan and at the door (cash or check only).  Doors open at 7:00 p.m.    


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