In this study the following hypotheses are examined: 1. Nathan and Ruth Hale have made significant contributions to the L.D.S. Church and to the theatre; 2. The theatres operated by the Hales have demonstrated that it is possible and profitable to run a theatre in accordance with L.D.S. Church standards and ideals; 3. Theatre of this type has an audience, and in fact, is demanded by communities; 4. Artists in the theatre can be a forceful missionary tool for the Church.
The following methods were used to ascertain this information: the Hales, actors, directors, and members of the community were personally interviewed; data was gathered by a questionnaire distributed at random to their theatre audiences; a survey of newspaper and magazine article s concerning the Hales and their theatre was made; theatre records wer e checked; personal correspondence with the Hale children, and other acquaintances were utilized.
This study includes a biography of Nathan and Ruth Hale and the history and development of the Glendale Centre Theatre . The main sections, People, Producers, Playwrights, and Performers are augmented by an extensive appendix.
Because of the Hales, Glendale is a nicer place in which to live.
College and Department
Fine Arts and Communications; Theatre and Media Arts
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Wilson, Sheryl Lee, "Nathan and Ruth Hale: People, Producers, Playwrights, Performers" (1973). Theses and Dissertations. 5218.
Ruth Hudson Hale, Nathan Hale, 1910-1994, Mormons, Drama