‘Happily Ever After’ takes on new meaning at UVU Noorda Theatre Center production

UVU’s Noorda Theatre Centre for Children and Youth stages its annual offering with “Once in the Time of Trolls,” directed by John Newman. Running March 3, 4, 9 – 11, 16, 18 with a sensory-friendly performance on March 18 at 2 p.m. with accommodations for young people with autism spectrum disorders, UVU continues its Theatre for Young Audiences’ tradition begun in 2009.


“Happily ever after” takes on new meaning as Katrina goes in search of her Prince, held captive by an evil Troll Princess in a dreary castle east of the sun and west of the moon. Katrina’s journey brings her to the homes of three wise women who share hilarious stories of how they have found contentment by “doing what pleases others,” “doing what pleases me,” or “doing nothing at all.” With their guidance and a boost from the Four Winds, Katrina defeats the Troll Princess and rescues the Prince.

Newman has assembled a strong ensemble of six actors, each playing three to five roles each. Sandy Asher, the playwright who has now developed and premiered five plays with the director, will head post-show discussions on March 3 and 4. The base story of the play is the Norwegian Tale “East of the Sun, West of the Moon” and also incorporates three other Norwegian folktales.

For further information or tickets please call 801-863-7529, or go to www.uvu.edu/arts/events.

Fourth region (Section 1)