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Plan-B Theatre Company: Virtue

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Christy Summerhays as Hildegard of Bingen

Hildegard of Bingen was a 12th century abbess, composer, healer, and visionary. Everyone from the Pope to the lowliest novitiate believed she was in direct communication with God. But mid-life, Hildegard's visions changed, and some historians believe it was because she fell in love with another woman. The story is the basis of Utah playwright Tim Slover’s latest work, and Friday, we’re talking about this fascinating woman, and the search for balance between spirituality and the gift of love.

Plan-B Theatre Company's Virtue runs through February 26th. The show is sold out, but there will be a pre-paid waiting list one hour before each show at the Rose Wagner Performing  Arts Center Box Office. For more information, visit planbtheatre.org

Sunday night at 7:00 p.m., Cathedral Church of St. Mark in Salt Lake City will hold their compline service focused on the life and music of Hildegard of Bingen. The event is free and open to the public. [231 E 100 S | map]

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.