I really wanted to see the theater broadcast of the live production of Hamlet by the National Theatre of Great Britain because it had over-the-top rave reviews. Sadly, no movie theater in Salt Lake City was showing it, so I went online and located the nearest theater – Telluride's Michael D. Palm Theatre. How nice, I thought, that a small town like Telluride supports quality arts like broadcasts of world-class plays much more than do the million-plus residents along Utah's Wasatch Front.
So this past Monday I drove six hours, did some shopping along Colorado, ate at Smugglers and saw the play that night, which was everything the lavish reviews said it was. Surprisingly, there were just five people in the large theater. So Telluride doesn't support such quality programming, after all.
You have excellent programming at the Palm. Use it or lose it.
– Elbert Peck, Salt Lake City