About Mr. Arrington
Who is the man behind the stage?
Professionally trained at The American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, James Arrington's first serious playwriting effort was a one-man show entitled Here's Brother Brigham. It was written in 1976 as a Masters project but gained immediate notoriety. The play has since traveled from Scotland to Hawaii and Alaska to Arizona. Including hundreds of performances, Arrington's characterization of Brigham Young became a "must see" and singlehandedly developed the character of Brigham Young in a distinctly new and creative way. It was digitized in the winter of 1016 and will soon be available wherever LDS materials are sold.
Three different variations of Arrington's wacky comedic series of The Farley Family Reunion have won him a special place in the hearts of disturbed people all over the West. He co-wrote (with Tim Slover) Wilford
Woodruff: God's Fisherman (available at Covenant Recordings) and Tumuaki! Matthew Cowley of the Pacific which both enjoyed short runs. He has since written a musical of the trek of the pioneers entitled The Trail of Dreams with Marvin Payne and Steven Kapp Perry. March of the Salt Soldiers, about the infamous Mountain Meadow Massacre and an insane comic two-man show Identity Crisis. He has numerous short plays, films, puppet shows, and even an outdoor pageant.
Mr. Arrington has directed numerous productions including Fiddler on the Roof at Sundance Summer Theatre. He was the originating chair of the Department of Theatrical Arts at Utah Valley University, and now he and his wife, Colleen, are currently living in Saratoga Springs, Utah.