The inhabitants of a small farm in Alabaster, Alabama are no strangers to destruction and loss. But when an outsider arrives to help them make sense of the past, they must confront their mortality and deal with the trauma head-on. Through laughter, tears, and even a couple of talking goats, Audrey Cefaly weaves a darkly comic southern tale of redemption that examines how one reassembles the pieces of a broken heart.
ALABASTER is not going to be a typical Zoom-style presentation. The production’s theatrical design team will be adding creative flourishes to ensure that we’re still bringing you the highest possible quality experience to you at home. Think of this as a bridge production back to live theatre, but one that also leans into and celebrates the digital medium in which its being presented.
ALABASTER will now be offered on-demand from May 10th through 30th. Current season subscribers will be contacted by the SLAC Audience Relationship Team for information on how to access the production. Single tickets will be available closer to the production’s streaming window.
We’re pleased to announce our brilliant cast of actors, each of whom will be making their respective SLAC debuts with ALABASTER. Reanne Acasio*, an alum of DR SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS at The Old Globe, plays Alice. Catherine Doherty*, who is currently Head of the Performance Concentration in the Theatre Arts Department at SUNY New Paltz, plays Bib. Charlotte Munson* plays June, and was an original Off-Broadway cast member of DISENCHANTED. Tamiyka White*, Founder of the Black Girl Magic Creative Series, rounds out the cast as Weezy.
Martine Kei Green-Rogers, an invaluable player in SLAC’s current 49 ¾ season (as Co-director of FOUR WOMEN TALKING ABOUT THE MAN UNDER THE SHEET and Co-writer of #SLACabaret) directs ALABASTER. She is joined on the production’s creative team by Shawn Fisher** (Scenic Designer), Aaron Swenson (Costume Designer), Jessica Greenberg** (Lighting Designer), Jennifer Jackson (Sound Designer), Kelly Donahue (Makeup Artist), and Jennie Sant* (Production Stage Manager).
Kenny Riches joins the production as Video Editor through a special partnership with the David Ross Fetzer Foundation for Emerging Artists (aka The Davey Foundation).
SLAC’s Audience Relationship Team can be reached Monday through Friday from 11am to 5pm by calling 801-363-7522 or by emailing .
ALABASTER is produced at Salt Lake Acting Company as a part of a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. Other partnering theaters are Florida Repertory Theatre (Fort Myers), Capital Stage (Sacramento), 16th Street Theatre (Berwyn IL), Kitchen Dog Theater (Dallas), Shrewd Productions (Austin), Know Theatre of Cincinnati, Phoenix Theatre (Indianapolis), Williamston Theatre (Michigan), and New Jersey Repertory Company (Long Branch). For more information please visit www.nnpn.org.
*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States
**The scenic and lighting designers of ALABASTER are represented by United Scenic Artists Local USA 829 of the IATSE.