In August of 2015, Rising Phoenix Theatre presented an independent production of Why I Hate Utah by Andrew Ferguson. The play moves through the back roads of America, culminating in a absurd breakfast that forever changes the life of a simple man. As set designer, CJ McGillivray experimented with her visual instincts, creating a simplistic set inspired by vintage diners, Southern charm and devilish symbolism.
Mariam Barry, Mike Bodzanowski, Chelsea Cameron, Sean Fabisch, Helena Fisher-Welsh, Austin Holm, Cash McQuaid and Sofia Bunting Newman
Directed by Chelsea Cameron, Sofia Bunting Newman and Hannah Siden with set design by CJ McGillivray, costume design by Ann-Marie Zak, poster design by Carol McQuaid and stage management by Joshua Wilson.