Did you know that a groundbreaking play about Joseph Smith's treasure digging and folk magic was produced at BYU in the 80s, well before Michael Quinn's book was published?
Playwright and post Mormon Rob Lauer discusses his time at BYU during the era of intellectual revolution, his groundbreaking play "Digger," working with sci fi writer Orson Scott Card, his years as The Hill Cumorah Pageant director, his innovative new play about post manifesto polygamy, and more!
We couldn't get enough of Rob's stories and experiences, this episode could have gone to Mormon Stories length if we let it! We know you'll love getting to know Rob better just like we did.
Links to plays Rob discussed on the podcast:
Link to DIGGER (Winner of BYU's 1982 Mayhew Award for Drama) available through Zion Theatricals. https://leicesterbaytheatricals.com/?p=8938
To Watch the 1989 production of THE BEEHIVE STATE online, go to YOUTUBE and type in the search words The Beehive State 1989 production, or use the links below:
Link to THE BEEHIVE STATE (ACT 1) VIDEO 1989 Productionhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxPRDEXJxl4
Link to THE BEEHIVE STATE (ACT 2) VIDEO 1989 Productionhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3h8k6kp8MPQ
Link to ROB LAUER'S Author Page on AMAZON
Link to ROB LAUER'S plays available from PREMIERE THEATRICAL LICENSING: https://leicesterbaytheatricals.com/?p=728
Links to ROB LAUER'S plays available from Stage Rights:
TOM & PENNY'S YARD PARTY (Best Play of 1990--Deep South Writer's Conference)https://www.stagerights.com/allshows/tom-and-pennys-yard-party/
MY JO (Musical inspired by "Little Women")
Link to ROB LAUER'S writing on REFORM MORMONISM:http://www.reformmormonism.org
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