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Salt Lake Acting Company

168 w 500 n Salt Lake City, UT 84103 United States
801-363-7522 http://saltlakeactingcompany.org/

Dedicated to producing unconventional, highly charged new plays.

October 2013

GOOD PEOPLE

Starts: October 30, 2013 - November 24, 2013

By David Lindsey-AbaireNew York Drama Critics Best Play Award Pulitzer Prize Winning Playwright A Story set in working-class South Boston which takes an affectionate look at the ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’.

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  • December 2013

    THE CAT IN THE HAT

    Starts: December 6, 2013 - December 28, 2013

    Adapted by Katie Mitchell Based on the book by Dr. Seuss A lively, engaging “play with sound effects”. Not a word has been touched or added to Dr. Seuss’s classic, ensuring.

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  • February 2014

    GRANT & TWAIN

    Starts: February 5, 2014 - March 2, 2014

    By Elizebeth Diggs

    New Play Sounding Series Reading

    In 1884 the two men forged an unlikely and unbreakable friendship. An exploration of these two intriguing, complex characters in a story of friendship, courage, betrayal and triumph.

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  • April 2014

    4000 MILES

    Starts: April 9, 2014 - May 4, 2014

    By Amy Herzog

    After a major loss while on a cross-country bike trip, 21 year-old Leo seeks solace from his feisty 91 year-old grandmother, Vera, in her West Village apartment. Over the course of a month, these unlikely roommates infuriate, bewilder, and ultimately understand each other. A look at how two outsiders find their way in today’s world.

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  • June 2014

    SATURDAY’S VOYEUR 2014

    Starts: June 25, 2014

    June 25–August 31, 2014

    By Allen Nevins and Nancy Borgenicht 

    Pack your picnic and laugh yourself silly at Salt Lake’s biggest summer party!

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  • September 2014

    I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers

    Starts: September 17, 2014

    September 17-October 26, 2014

    by John Logan
    Tony Award & Pulitzer Prize Winning Playwright
    Hailed as the first female “superagent,” Sue Mengers’ clients, which included Barbra Streisand, were the talk of the town, as were her dinner parties. You’re invited into her glamorous home for an evening of dish and dirty secrets.

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  • October 2014

    Rapture, Blister, Burn

    Starts: October 22, 2014

    October 22-November 16, 2014

    by Gina Gionfriddo
    Obie Award Winning Playwright
    After graduate school, Catherine and Gwen chose polar opposite paths. Catherine built a career as a rockstar academic, while Gwen built a home with her husband and children. This comedy is an unflinching look at gender politics in the wake of 20th century feminist ideals.

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  • February 2015

    Two Stories

    Starts: February 4, 2015

    February 4-March 1, 2015

    by Elaine Jarvik
    World Premiere
    Jodi is a struggling journalist eager to keep her job in a changing economy when a Pakistani family moves in next door. What follows is an exploration of diverse landscapes, including economic risings and fallings, sensationalism and honesty, getting ahead and falling behind, and more intimately, how identity is bridged between generations.

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  • April 2015

    Mr. Perfect

    Starts: April 8, 2015

    April 8-May 5, 2015

    by William Missouri Downs
    World Premiere
    A quirky flight attendant who is a romance novel junkie meets Mr. Perfect and it doesn’t work out. She sets out on a search to find the purpose of life by connecting the random chance events that make up existence. A sort of romantic comedy by the playwright who wrote last season’s THE EXIT INTERVIEW.

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  • September 2015

    Blackberry Winter

    Starts: September 16, 2015

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    SEPTEMBER 16 – OCTOBER 25, 2015 by Steve Yockey NPNN Rolling World Premiere Years of success, meticulous planning, and an eye for detail have in no way prepared Vivienne Avery for her mother’s slide into the grip of dementia. Initially hiding behind insomnia-fueled baking and a polite smile, stories about her mother leave Vivienne’s inner turmoil quietly laid bare on stage. BLACKBERRY WINTER juxtaposes these stories, large theatrical gestures, and a childlike Alzheimer’s “creation myth” to recount one woman‘s witnessing…

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  • October 2015

    Tribes

    Starts: October 21, 2015

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    OCTOBER 21 – NOVEMBER 15, 2015 by Nina Raine Drama Desk Award-Outstanding Play Regional Premiere Billy, born deaf into a hearing family, has adapted brilliantly to his family’s unconventional ways, but they’ve never returned the favor. It’s not until he meets Sylvia, a young woman on the brink of deafness, that he finally understands what it means to be understood.

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  • December 2015

    Art Dog

    Starts: December 4, 2015

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    DECEMBER 4 – 23, 2015 Based upon the book by Thacher Hurd Adapted by John Olive Composed by Susan Ennis By day, Arthur is a mild-mannered museum guard; by night, his alter ego, Art Dog, is mysterious artist who makes the city his canvas. However, when Leonardo Dog Vinci’s Mona Woofa goes missing from the Dogopolis Museum of Art, Art Dog is a prime suspect.

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  • February 2016

    Streetlight Woodpecker

    Starts: February 10, 2016

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    FEBRUARY 10 – MARCH 6, 2016 by Shawn Fisher- Utah Playwright World Premiere Presented in SLAC’s new play sounding series Mett Benji, a Marine who has returned to his Philadelphia neighborhood after being critically injured during battle. Bearing not only the medals he earned but also the scars, and he must, now face the emotional wounds he avoided by going to war.

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  • March 2016

    Climbing with Tigers

    Starts: March 1, 2016

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    MARCH 1 – 31, 2016 Adapted for the Stage by Troy Deutsch Based on the Book by Dallas Graham and Nathan Glad In collaboration with Flying Bobcat Theatrical Laboratory and the Red Fred Project World Premiere Sitting on a branch, alone in a tree, a little black bird named Blue dreams of one day being able to fly. Thanks to his new friends, The Jolly Troop, Blue’s dreams might be closer than be thinks, but first he must face his…

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  • April 2016

    Stupid ******* Bird

    Starts: April 6, 2016

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    APRIL 6 – MAY 1, 2016 by Aaron Posner Regional Premiere In this very funny, irreverent, and contemporary, of Chekhov’s THE SEAGULL, playwright Aaron Posner wages a timeless battle between young and old, past and present, in search of the true meaning of it all. An aspiring young director rampages against the art created by his mother’s generation. A nubile young actress wrestles with an aging Hollywood star for the affections of a renowned novelist. And everyone discovers just how…

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  • September 2016

    Bull Shark Attack

    Starts: September 6, 2016 - September 7, 2016

    Salt Lake Acting Company Presents Bull Shark Attack September 7–October 16, 2016 by Troy Deutsch World Premiere | Developed in SLAC’s NPSS and Playwrights’ Lab On a warm North Carolina night, a girl with big hair drinks schnapps, a boy is afraid to fall asleep and a woman with nowhere to go gets in her motorhome and starts driving. Their stories collide one fateful night on the beach.

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  • October 2016

    Winter

    Starts: October 11, 2016 - October 12, 2016

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    Salt Lake Acting Company presents Winter October 12–November 13, 2016 by Julie Jensen World Premiere | Developed in SLAC’s NPSS The genius of three great Salt Lake women: Playwright Julie Jensen, celebrated actor Anne Cullimore Decker and distinguished Professor Margaret P. Battin. WINTER is a thrilling new play about one of the most controversial topics in America.

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  • December 2016

    Diary of a Worm, a Spider, and a Fly

    Starts: December 1, 2016 - December 2, 2016

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    Salt Lake Acting Company presents Diary of a Worm, a Spider, and a Fly December 2–8,2016 Book, music, and lyrics by Joan Cushing Book, music, and lyrics by Joan Cushing Adapted from the Diary of a Worm book series by Doreen Cronin and Harry Bliss. Take a look at the world from a bug’s perspective. Perhaps you’ll see that their lives are not all that different from yours.

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  • February 2017

    Harbur Gate

    Starts: February 7, 2017 - February 8, 2017

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    Salt Lake Acting Company presents Harbur Gate February 8–March 12, 2017 World Premiere | Developed in SLAC’s NPSS and Playwrights’ Labs Three female soldiers in the combat zone. A Purple Heart. A human heart. A blind man. A terrible secret. And the transforming power of art.

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  • April 2017

    Hand to God

    Starts: April 11, 2017 - April 12, 2017

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    Salt Lake Acting Company presents Hand to God April 12–May 14, 2017 by Robert Askins Regional Premiere An irreverent, occasionally shocking and perpetually hysterical romp to hell and back. This play explores the ideas of faith, morality, and human nature and will leave you sore with laughter.

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  • September 2017

    Surely Goodness and Mercy – Salt Lake Acting Company

    Starts: September 5, 2017 - September 6, 2017

    SEPTEMBER 6 – OCTOBER 15, 2017 by Chisa Hutchinson In an under-funded African-American school in Newark, New Jersey, a twelveyear old Bible-toting, motherless outcast with a photographic memory meets a sixty-year old childless woman who works in the school cafeteria. Against all odds, together they teach and learn the real meaning of life.

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  • October 2017

    Mercury – Salt Lake Acting Company

    Starts: October 10, 2017 - October 11, 2017

    OCTOBER 11 – NOVEMBER 12, 2017 by Steve Yockey Developed in SLAC’s NPSS Sunlight though the kitchen window…everything looks so lovely. So normal. Just Fine. Everything is just fine. Except that people are disappearing, there’s blood, oceans of blood, bears in the back yard and Mercury is in retrograde. A horror comedy of outrageous proportions.

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  • November 2017

    The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs – SLAC

    Starts: November 30, 2017 - December 1, 2017

    DECEMBER 1 – 29, 2017 by Paul Gilvary, Robert Kauzlaric, William Rush There are two sides to every story, and when the Big, Bad Wolf takes the stand in Piggsylvania’s Trial of the Century, he finally gets his say. But whether he’ll get a fair trial in a corrupt piggy court is anyone’s guess. Will the pigs’ splashy puppet show make a puppet out of justice, or is the wolf’s catchy song and dance about a sneeze gone wrong all…

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  • February 2018

    HiR – Salt Lake Acting Company

    Starts: February 6, 2018 - February 7, 2018

    FEBRUARY 7 – MARCH 11, 2018 by Taylor Mac Chaos reigns in this gender bending comedy about the most dysfunctional family in America. A dishonorably discharged vet returns home to a mother liberated from an oppressive marriage, a sister on “mones” in the process of changing genders, and a father asleep in a clown costume. And nobody is doing the dishes anymore.

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  • April 2018

    Fun Home – Salt Lake Acting Company

    Starts: April 3, 2018 - April 4, 2018

    APRIL 4 – MAY 13, 2018 Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel This Tony Award-winning musical, set in three stages of a woman’s life, tells a universal detective story about a child’s search to discover what is really going on with her parents as they hold up the perfect family façade. Heart-gripping songs about sexual awakening, repressed emotions, deep secrets, yearning, resentment, love. Home.

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  • September 2018

    A Funny Thing Happened… – Salt Lake Acting Company

    Starts: September 12, 2018

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    A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York City SEPTEMBER 12 – OCTOBER 21, 2018 It is a comic catastrophe when Karla, a crass comedian, and Don, a sad super nerd meet at the bedsides of their dying mothers. There’s nothing less funny in the world than cancer…except when it’s hilarious.

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  • October 2018

    The Wolves – Salt Lake Acting Company

    Starts: October 9, 2018 - October 10, 2018

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    OCTOBER 10 – NOVEMBER 11, 2018 These warriors are ready to take on any comer. Their minds move at warp speed, their emotions jostle for position, their bodies are fine-tuned, and their hormones are raging. It’s war out there on the girls’ soccer field. Get ready for THE WOLVES.

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  • November 2018

    Pinkalicious, the Musical – Salt Lake Acting Company

    Starts: November 29, 2018 - November 30, 2018

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    NOVEMBER 30 – DECEMBER 30, 2018 Children’s Show It’s not easy being pink. Just ask Pinkalicious Pinkerton after she eats too many pink cupcakes and turns pink from head to toe! With dancing doctors, Broadway-style ballads, and a blues singing little brother, audiences of all ages will be tickled PINK!

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  • February 2019

    The Cake – Salt Lake Acting Company

    Starts: February 5 - February 6

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    FEBRUARY 6 – MARCH 10, 2019 Della is the best baker in her politically red town, but now she’s faced with a decision that pits her faith against family. Will she bake a wedding cake for two women—one of whom is as close as a daughter? The culture wars have never been so delicious.

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  • April 2019

    Silent Dancer – Salt Lake Acting Company

    Starts: April 9 - April 10

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    APRIL 10 – MAY 12, 2019 Dangerous love, secret identities, maids, dancers, criminals, silent movies, and the most famous couple in New York – Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald. A groundbreaking dance/play/romance which expresses the pulse, the change, and the infinite possibilities of life in America.

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