SLAC's 45th Season in Flight

01 September 2015

 

Announcing Salt Lake Acting Company’s 45th Season in flight

BLACKBERRY WINTER by Steve Yockey 

Sept. 16, 2015 – Oct. 25, 2015
NNPN Rolling World Premiere

Initially hiding behind insomnia-fueled baking and a polite smile, stories about her mother leave Vivienne Avery’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 of the inevitable. 

TRIBES by Nina Raine

Oct. 21, 2015 – Nov. 15, 2015
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.

STREETLIGHT WOODPECKER by Shawn Fisher

Feb. 10, 2016 – Mar. 6, 2016
World Premiere
Presented in SLAC’s New Play Sounding Series

The story of Benji, a Marine who has returned to his Philadelphia neighborhood after being critically injured during battle. He bears not only the medals he earned but also the scars, and now he must face the emotional wounds he avoided by going to war.

STUPID F**KING BIRD by Aaron Posner

Apr. 6, 2016 – May 1, 2016
Regional Premiere

In this very funny, irreverent, and contemporary adaptation of Chekhov’s THE SEAGULL, 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 disappointing love, art, and growing up can be.

SATURDAY’S VOYEUR 2016 by Allen Nevins & Nancy Borgenicht

June 22, 2016 – Aug. 28, 2016
World Premiere

In its 37th year, this annual musical satire connects SLAC to the community like nothing else. SLAC is the only theatre company in the nation that presents a new play written for us, about us, each year.

ART DOG (Children’s Play Add-on Performance)

Based upon the book by Thacher Hurd
Adapted by John Olive
Composed by Susan Ennis
Dec. 4, 2015 – Dec. 23, 2015

By day, Arthur is a mild-mannered museum guard; by night, his alter ego, Art Dog, is a 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.

CLIMBING WITH TIGERS (Special Add-on Performance)

Adapted for the Stage by Troy Deutsch
Based on the Book by Dallas Graham & 8-year-old Nathan Glad

In collaboration with Flying Bobcat Theatrical Laboratory and the Red Fred Project
The Red Fred Project is a collaborative, story-making endeavor to publish 50 books created by 50 children with critical illnesses across the 50 states.
March 4, 2016 – March 26, 2016
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 fears and overcome challenges along the way; first he must go Climbing With Tigers...