Open Mondays: Two Headed

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by Julie Jensen
Monday, March 30th at 7:00 PM


In 1857 Utah, a local Mormon militia butchered over one hundred West-bound pioneer families in what came to be known as the Mountain Meadow Massacre. The mass murder haunts Mormon daughters Lavinia and Hettie as they grow from friends, to mothers, to sister-wives, over a span of 40 years. Tethered to their polygamous doctrine and to the men who killed in its name, TWO-HEADED reveals a unique bond between two woman as they attempt to reconcile their faith and the truth of their relationship.

About the Playwright

Julie Jensen is the recipient of the Kennedy Center Award for New American Plays (White Money), the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Work (The Lost Vegas Series), the LA Weekly Award for Best New Play (Two-Headed), and the McKnight National Playwriting Fellowship (Wait!). She has won the Mill Mountain Theatre Playwriting Competition three times (Tender Hooks, Last Lists of My Mad Mother, and Two-Headed). Her plays have been produced in London (The Lost Vegas Series) and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Last Lists of My Mad Mother). In the U.S. she has been produced by the Women's Project in New York (Two-Headed and Cheat) as well as in theatres nationwide. Her work has been commissioned by the Mark Taper Forum, ASK Theatre Projects, and the Kennedy Center. Recently awarded the NEA/TCG Residency Grant, she wrote and premiered Wait! She now holds a major grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts, and as Resident Playwright at Salt Lake Acting Company is writing The Goshute Play.
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