Now Playing: “You Got Older”

You Got Older

Wasatch Theatre Company proudly presents the regional premiere of Clare Barron’s You Got Older, a quirky dark comedy about a young woman following the thorny path to adulthood – right over a cliff.

Mae’s life is kinda falling apart. Her boyfriend dumped her, she got fired from her job, and she’s moved back home to take care of her dad. As if that weren’t enough, she has this weird rash and a fantasy cowboy that just won’t leave her alone.

What happens when your life path leads you right over a cliff? In this bawdy, irreverent and touching new play, up-and-coming playwright Clare Barron masterfully blends reality and fantasy in a dark comedy about falling apart as you’re failing to launch, and what you might find instead.
You Got Older won an Obie Award for Playwrighting and earned a Drama Desk Nomination for Outstanding Play.


Directed by Brian Pilling, Wasatch’s production of You Got Older stars Haley McCormick Jenkins as Mae and John Hinckley as Dad. Mandie Caraway, Ali Lente, and Carlos Nobleza Posas  round out the members of Mae’s family, and Daniel McLeod is featured as Mac, a blast from Mae’s past; and Jesse Nepivoda is the fantasy cowboy. The technical crew includes Beth Bruner and Chad Williams (stage management), Aaron Gubler (lights), Kit Anderton (set), Daniel Torrence (props), Michael Nielsen (costumes), and Josh Patterson (sound).

You Got Older will open on Friday, September 14 at 8:00 p.m. at the WTC at the Gateway performance space (124 South 400 West). Performances will continue Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. through Saturday, September 29. Tickets are $20.00 and can be purchased through the online box office at or at the door. There will be a special ‘pay what you may’ performance on Thursday, September 27 at 8:00 p.m.

Please note: the play contains adult language and adult themes.


Clare Barron is a playwright and actor from Wenatchee, Washington. In addition to You Got Older, her plays include I’ll Never Love Again (The Bushwick Starr, New York Times and Time OutCritics’ Picks), Baby Screams Miracle (Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Clubbed Thumb), and Dance Nation, which appeared at Playwrights Horizons in 2018 and won the Relentless Award established in honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman and the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. She is also the recipient of a Whiting Award, the Page 73 Playwrighting Fellowship, and the Paula Vogel Award at the Vineyard.

“Sincere, honest… Barron is writing what she knows, and she does so with eloquence”
—Chicago Tribune

“[Barron’s] play… blends off-beat, sometimes raunchy comedy into a slowly fused drama…”
—The New York Times

“Offers a hilarious and painfully affecting blend of oddball dialogue, beautifully observed family dynamics, and a preoccupation with the weird ways of the body… Barron’s special genius lies in the deep dividends she derives from small talk.”
—The New Yorker

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