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by Fred Krupp
Krupp serves as president of Environmental Defense, a national non profit organization that links science, economics, law and innovative private–sector partnerships to create breakthroughs. Krupp’s expertise led him to pen a book that not only warns about impending effects of global warming, but also inspires a new edict for eliciting change and relating the ideas and innovations of some of the nation’s most brilliant minds. The result is a new call to arms: We can solve global warming and in doing so, we will build the new industries, jobs, and fortunes of the twenty-first century.
by Maureen Dowd
Maureen Dowd returns to Sundance in this political year to share her insights and commentary on this historical election. Dowd’s wit and wisdom offers an entertaining look at the election. It’s this kind of wit that has kept Dowd’s readers enthralled with her New York Times column and now subsequent books, which include Are Men Necessary? When the Sexes Collide and Bushworld, Enter at Your Own Risk.
Dowd became an Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times in 1995, after serving in the Times’ Washington bureau since 1986. Dowd has covered four presidential campaigns and served as White House correspondent. She wrote the column “On Washington” for The New York Times Magazine. Before joining the Times as a metropolitan reporter in 1983, Dowd worked at the Washington Star and Times.
by Christopher Hitchens
Christopher Hitchens, the noted British-American author, journalist and literary critic, has been a columnist at Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, The Nation, Slate, and a variety of other publications. Hitchens is also an outspoken atheist and antitheist. His bestselling book, God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything explores how religion has impacted and influenced the world in a negative way. Writes Booknotes: “Hence, he (Hitchens) believes that religion is manmade, and an ethical life can be lived without its stamp of approval.”
by Joanne Harris
Joanne Harris rediscovers the world of Vianne and Anouk, the beloved mother and daughter of the enchanting, Chocolat, and takes us along for their next journey. The author notes that this book is not a sequel, and she was not exactly planning to revisit the characters.
“Besides, I had other books to write, other characters clamoring for my attention. There might one day be something else about Vianne Rocher and her daughter Anouk, but I had a feeling they weren’t in Lansquenet any more, and I had no idea of where else to start looking for them. As far as I knew, Vianne was gone, and until I found out where she was, then any chance of a follow-up (still less a sequel) was most definitely out,” comments the author.
It was the Harris’s daughter, Anouchka, who was also the prototype for Anouk, who inspired the author to rediscover the world of Vianne and Anouk. The result is a charming confection just as delightful as its predecessor.
by Madeleine Albright
Sundance Resort looks forward to welcoming back the esteemed Madeleine Albright to discuss her latest book, Memo to the President Elect: How We Can Restore America’s Reputation and Leadership.
Dr. Albright, who was the first woman to be named Secretary of State, draws upon her considerable knowledge of foreign policy to discuss the next American president’s “daunting task repairing America’s core relationships and tarnished credibility after the damage caused during the past seven years.
In Memo to the President Elect, former Secretary of State and bestselling author Madeleine Albright offers provocative ideas about how to confront the striking array of challenges that the next commander-in-chief will face and how to return America to its rightful role as a source of inspiration across the globe,” writes Amazon Books.
by John Grogan
John Grogran was an award winning journalist when he wrote the ode to what he calls “the world’s worst dog.” This memoir quickly became a number one bestseller, as Grogan chronicles how Marley goes from a trouble maker of a yellow lab to the heart of a loving family. Grogan will discuss Marley, life and love.
by Jay Parini
Co-founder of the New England Review, noted American writer and academic Jay Parini shares his insights into the books that have had the greatest influence on America. Parini is a regular contributor of various journals and newspapers, including The Chronicle of Higher Education and The Guardian.
In 1976, he co-founded New England Review with Sydney Lea. In 2005, he was appointed literary executor for author Gore Vidal.
What type of seating is available?
We offer both bench seating and lawn seating. Bench seating is all assigned while lawn seating is general admission.
Does bench seating have assigned seats?
The bench seating is all assigned. When purchasing tickets you can choose which seating section you would like to sit in (Section 1-3 or Prime). All sections have assigned seats and backs to them.
What does “general admission lawn” seating mean?
The lawn seating is located behind the bench seating with the bench seating extending all the way to the stage. General admission refers to each section of the lawn is on a first come first served basis. We recommend arriving early to get the lawn seating section that you desire. Doors to the theatre open for seating beginning at 7pm.
Do the benches have backs on them, or are they simply bleacher seating?
The benches do have back rests attached to them.
How can I get the group rate?
The group rate is given to any group with 20 or more members. This applies to bench and lawn seating as well as the barbecue dinner. All groups must make their orders over the phone by calling 801.734.4428
Is there wheel chair access at the amphitheater?
There are 6 wheel chair specific areas in the bench seating area of the amphitheatre. Guests with wheelchairs are able to reserve the seats around these wheel chair areas so that they may sit with their group. This must be done in advance by phone with the box office.
Will tickets sell out?
Yes. Last year’s Summer Theatre sold out every performance. We expect the same response this year. Anyone interested in tickets should make arrangements as early as possible.
What time do the doors open and the show start?
Doors will open at 7:00 PM with the performance starting at 8:00 PM
Am I allowed to wait in line for the show to start?
Yes. Lines will normally begin to form on the more popular days at around 6:30 PM.
If I purchase the Barbecue dinner am I allowed to eat it inside the amphitheater to save my seats?
Yes. Food purchased at any Sundance outlet may be eaten in the amphitheater. We do not allow any outside food or drink.
Do children require a ticket?
All children age two and older will require a ticket. Children under the age of two must sit on an adult’s lap. Children who create a disturbance must be taken out of the theater area immediately. We not recommend bringing children who may not enjoy sitting still and being silent during the performance.
How can I redeem a promotional code?
All promotional codes must be redeemed online through www.sundanceresort.com.
Can I bring a chair to sit on the lawn?
Lawn chairs are not permitted on the lawn. Individuals who would like a back rest must purchase a bench seat or bring a beach chair that doesn't exceed 24" in total height from the ground up. Blankets are permitted and recommended for all lawn seating.
What is the inclement weather policy?
All shows are scheduled to take place rain or shine. Guests of the Summer Theatre are encouraged to dress appropriately for any circumstance. In the unlikely event that a show is canceled BEFORE intermission, tickets will be rain checked or refunded.
How can I use my Sundance Gift Card towards Summer Theatre Tickets?
All tickets purchased with a Sundance Gift Card must be made in person at the Sundance Summer Box Office located on site at Sundance Resort.
How long will the show last?
The will last roughly 2 ½ hours with an intermission. Doors open at 7pm with the performance starting at 8pm. The show should conclude at about 10:30pm
Is there an intermission
Yes Intermission will take place at roughly 9:15 and is 15 minutes long.
What kinds of concessions are sold
Snacks, beverages and candy will be available at the concession stand. No outside food or drink is allowed in the amphitheatre.
How do I get to the theatre once at Sundance?
The theatre is located about 500 yards up the hill from Ray’s Lift. Guests are welcome to either walk or ride our shuttle tractor up the hill to the amphitheatre. Sundance Representatives will be present to direct guests to the the amphitheatre.
Following the performance, how do we return to our car?
Guests will be able to walk from the amphitheatre to the lower parking lot to their cars, for those who require assistance, our shuttle tractor will be available to assist those who may have trouble walking down the hill. For all guests who park in the above elbow parking lot, we will be running shuttles from the base to the upper parking lot that will run every 3 minutes.
How early should we arrive for the show?
The doors open for each show at 7pm with the performance beginning at 8pm. All lawn seating is first come first served so we recommend guests arriving as early as possible to reserved their desired locations. The best seats in the lawn will go quickly, often times with lines beginning to form at 6:30. Bench seating is assigned and is recommended that guests arrive no later than 7:45 to the theatre so as to not disturb others.
What time does seating begin?
Doors open for seating beginning at 7pm