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New Play Depicts History of the Mountain Meadows Massacre with Playwright Debora Threedy
Episode 522nd July 2023 • Mormon.ish • Rebecca Bibliotheca and Landon Brophy
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On this episode of Mormonish Podcast, Rebecca and Landon have a wonderful conversation with former law professor and play-wright Debora Threedy. Prior to becoming a law professor at the Univesity of Utah, Debora graduated and worked in theater. During her time in Utah, Debora delved into the hisotry of the region and stories from the past. The events at the Mountain Meadows Massacure on September 11, 1857 made a great impact on her. When she moved to the Mountain Meadows area of Utah she became even more immersed in the history and learned more about Juanita Brooks, a faithful member of the LDS church who was determined to tell the story of that dark chapter in LDS church history. Debora eventually wrote a play delving into the memories of the event itself, the generational impact it continues to have on families, and Juanita Brook's struggle to tell the true story. This wonderful play titled, "Mountain Meadows" was performed in Salt Lake at the beginning of 2023 to sold out audiences. We are very pleased to announce that there is another opportunity to see this absolutely wonderful production again. On Saturday, July 15th at 7:00 pm MT, the Entrata Institute in Torry, Utah will be presenting a readers theater with the original actors from the SLC production. You can reserve free tickets by going to Most of our viewer won't be able to attend this event but we are even more excited to announce that the production will be live streamed on Facebook on Saturday, July 15th at 7:00 pm MT so everyone can access it. Find the Entrada Institute on Facebook and you'll be able to join the event. I can't recomment this play more! 

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