Outspoken Utah senator reveals personal side in one-man show

Saturday , January 13, 2018 - 9:32 PM

Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Outspoken Utah Democrat Jim Dabakis is taking on a new role as he performs in a one-man show titled “Stories From My Soul.”

The Salt Lake Tribune reports the Utah state senator, who has zero actor’s training, says the show tells his life story, starting with him rising from a hardscrabble childhood as the son of a drug-addicted mother and a working-class father.

The former talk-radio and TV personality also tells the unlikely story of him moving with his boyfriend, now husband, Stephen Justesen, to the Soviet Union, where he worked as an art dealer and started a variety of businesses.

Dabakis’ show runs this weekend on the Chapel Theatre stage at Salt Lake Acting Company. The final show is at 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, http://www.sltrib.com

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