Salt Lake Acting Company is delighted to announce its 48th season of brave contemporary theatre.
SLAC has long been Utah’s premiere home for new plays and its 2018/2019 season features a host of exciting, funny, and poignant new work for Utah’s most adventurous audiences.
The season opens with the searing comedy, A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY UNIT AT MEMORIAL SLOAN-KETTERING CANCER CENTER OF NEW YORK CITY by Halley Feiffer (daughter of famed satirist and cartoonist Jules Feiffer and New Yorker columnist Jenny Allen); a play the New York Times calls, “as deeply felt as its name is long.” Next comes Pulitzer Prize finalist THE WOLVES by Sarah DeLappe – a quick and muscular story told through the lens of a high school girls’ soccer team. In December, SLAC welcomes its youngest audiences to PINKALICIOUS, THE MUSICAL, based on the celebrated book Pinkalicious by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann. SLAC’s first play of 2019 will be THE CAKE by Bekah Brunstetter, writer on NBC’s hit series, This Is Us. In the spring, SLAC will present the world premiere of local playwright Kathleen Cahill’s newest work, SILENT DANCER, a daring collision of theatre and dance, choreographed by Christopher Ruud of Ballet West and directed by SLAC Executive Artistic Director, Cynthia Fleming. The season will end, as always, with Utah’s biggest and most irreverent summer party, SATURDAY’S VOYEUR by Allen Nevins and Nancy Borgenicht.
Executive Artistic Director Cynthia Fleming says: “Storytelling can take on many forms, in many places – through dance, on the soccer field, in a bakery – but the impact lies in the way these stories touch our humanity. Next season at Salt Lake Acting Company is filled with heart, humor, and deep human connection. It’s a season of romance in unexpected places and coming of age in different ages. The plays are compelling in their simplicity and moving in their humanity. We can’t wait to share them with you!”
SLAC’s 2018/2019 Season:
A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY UNIT AT MEMORIAL SLOAN-KETTERING CANCER CENTER OF NEW YORK CITY
by Halley Feiffer
September 12 – October 21, 2018
Director: Sarah Shippobotham
It’s 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.
by Sarah DeLappe
October 10 – November 11, 2018
Director: Alexandra Harbold
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.
PINKALICIOUS, THE MUSICAL
Book by Elizabeth Kann & Victoria Kann
Music by John Gregor
Lyrics by John Gregor, Elizabeth Kann & Victoria Kann
Based on the book “Pinkalicious” by Victoria Kann & Elizabeth Kann
(Children’s Show Add-On)
November 30 – December 30, 2018
Director/Choreographer: Penelope Caywood
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!
by Bekah Brunstetter
February 6 – March 10, 2019
Director: Justin Ivie
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.
by Kathleen Cahill
April 10 – May 12, 2019
Director: Cynthia Fleming
Choreographer: Christopher Ruud
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.
by Allen Nevins and Nancy Borgenicht
June 26 – September 1, 2019
Director/Choreographer: Cynthia Fleming
Join us for Utah’s most irreverent summer bash! SATURDAY’S VOYEUR is written for us, about us, every year in celebration of the peculiarities of this place we lovingly call home. Pack your picnic and come party!