Casting is complete for Salt Lake Acting Company’s upcoming production of HOW TO TRANSCEND A HAPPY MARRIAGE by Sarah Ruhl. The play receives its Utah premiere after an Off-Broadway world premiere at New York City’s Lincoln Center Theater in 2017.

A dinner party gone wild. Two married couples invite a mysterious woman (who hunts her own meat) along with her two lovers to a New Year’s Eve party. From the adventurous and provocative Sarah Ruhl comes a comedy that pushes the boundaries of marriage and the limits of friendship.

The production welcomes the return of SLAC veterans Alexandra Harbold* (HAND TO GOD) as Jane, Jeanette Puhich (RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN) as George, Topher Rasmussen* (FUN HOME) as Freddie, and Matt Sincell* (TRIBES) as Michael.  Making their SLAC debuts are J. Todd Adams* as Paul, Dominque DeFelice as Jenna, Sceri Sioux Ivers* as Pip, and Lance Rasmussen* as David.

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The production is directed by Adrianne Moore, whose previous SLAC directing credits include RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN and CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION. She is joined on the creative team by Michael Horejsi (set design), Sara Shouse (costume design), Jaron Hermansen (lighting design), Cynthia Kehr Rees (sound design), and Linda and Glenn Brown (specialty prop design).

HOW TO TRANSCEND A HAPPY MARRIAGE plays in SLAC’s Upstairs Theatre April 8 through May 10, 2020. Tickets are available at tickets.saltlakeactingcompany.org, in person at the SLAC box office, or by calling (801)-363-7522.

 

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Casting has been finalized for A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2 by Lucas Hnath. The sequel (of sorts) to Ibsen’s A DOLL’S HOUSE makes its Utah premiere after a successful run on Broadway that was nominated for eight 2017 Tony Awards.

Nora Helmer leaving her husband and children at the end of Ibsen’s 1879 masterpiece was the “door slam heard ‘round the world.” Fifteen years later, there’s a knock at that same door. Nora’s back. But why? And where has she been?

Stacey Jenson* makes her SLAC debut as Nora Helmer. She has been seen elsewhere in Utah in GIDION’S KNOT (Pinnacle). Jenson is joined by Paul Mulder* (SEEING THE ELEPHANT) as Torvald, Annette Wright (BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON, SATURDAY’S VOYEUR) as Anne Marie, and Rachael Merlot, who is also making her SLAC debut with this production, as Emmy.

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Directing the production is SATURDAY’S VOYEUR creator Nancy Borgenicht, who has been an integral part to Salt Lake Acting Company since 1974. Her previous directing credits at SLAC include 2018’s STAG’S LEAP.

Borgenicht is joined on the creative team by Erik Reichert (Scenic Design), La Beene (Costume Design), Matt Taylor (Lighting Design), Katelyn Limber (Sound Design), and Sara Shouse (Hair Design).

A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2 plays in SLAC’s Upstairs Theatre February 5 through March 8, 2020.  Tickets can be obtained via tickets.saltlakeactingcompany.org, in person at the SLAC box office, or by calling 801.363.7522.

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Casting has been finalized for Salt Lake Acting Company’s world premiere production of form of a girl unknown by Charly Evon Simpson

Amali is twelve years old, she is wise, and she is fascinated – by A Midsummer Night’s Dream; by her changing body; by the story of the children killed in the woods. With humor, magic, blood, and fire, this play is not your typical coming-of-age story.

Making her Salt Lake Acting Company debut is Amanda Morris*, who plays Amali. A resident of New York City, she was previously seen by Utah audiences in Lyric Rep’s A RAISIN IN THE SUN. 

Daisy Allred, Aaliyah Ann*, and Bradley Hatch all return to the SLAC Upstairs Theatre, having appeared in SATURDAY’S VOYEUR 2019. They play Marina, Charise, and Finn, respectively. Latoya Cameron* (THE CAKE) and Susanna Florence* (PTC’s SWEAT) return to form of a girl unknown after appearing in the New Play Sounding Series workshop production (co-presented by The Davey Foundation) last summer. Cameron plays Ma and Florence plays Dr G/Policewoman.

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The production is helmed by Ars Nova and Atlantic Theatre Company alum Melissa Crespo, who also directed a form of a girl unknown workshop at Westport County Playhouse earlier this year. 

Crespo is joined on the creative team by Shoko Kambara (Scenic Design), Alicia Washington (Costume Design), Jessica Greenberg (Lighting Design), Jennifer Jackson (Sound Design), and Linda Brown (Specialty Prop Design). The production will be stage managed by Jennie Sant*.

form of a girl unknown runs October 16 through November 17, 2019.  Tickets can be obtained via tickets.saltlakeactingcompany.org, in person at the SLAC box office, or by calling 801.363.7522.

 

*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

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Casting for the 41st-annual production of one of the country's longest-continuing parodies, SATURDAY'S VOYEUR, has been solidified. The annual tongue-in-cheek tribute to Utah culture and politics, written and created by Allen Nevins and Nancy Borgenicht, promises to once again pack a lovingly-irreverent punch for SLAC audiences.

2019's installment sees the return of SATURDAY'S VOYEUR alumni Annette Wright, Dan Larrinaga, Justin Ivie*, and Robert Scott Smith*. Making their VOYEUR debuts are Daisy AllredAalliyah Ann*Bradley HatchMatthew TrippJulie Silvestro Waite*, and Jacob Weitlauf. Also joining the cast are Fiona Hannan and Madi Cooper, who made their SLAC debuts earlier this season in PINKALICIOUS THE MUSICAL and THE WOLVES, respectively.

The returning creative team includes SLAC's Executive Artistic Director Cynthia Fleming (director) and Michael Leavitt (music director).

SATURDAY'S VOYEUR 2019 makes its world premiere at Salt Lake Acting Company June 26 - September 1. Tickets can be purchased here.

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Described as "dance/play/romance" by Utah-based playwright Kathleen Cahill, SILENT DANCER is a world of dangerous love, secret identities, maids, dancers, criminals, silent movies, and the most famous couple in New York--Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald. A groundbreaking theatrical experience which expresses the pulse, the change, and the infinite possibilities of life in America.

The world premiere engagement of the Jazz Age romance will feature Mikki Reeve as Rosie Quinn, William Richardson* as Michael Quinn, Darrell T. Joe* as Perry Branfield, Austin Archer as Jackie "Legs" Diamond, Alice Ryan as Zelda Fitzgerald, and Noah Kershisnik as F. Scott Fitzgerald. Completing the cast are ensemble members Jorji Diaz, McKenzie Barkdull, Savannah Roberts, and Makayla Cussen.

Comprising the creative team are SLAC's Executive Artistic Director Cynthia Fleming (director), Christopher Ruud (choreographer), Loren Ruud (assistant choreographer), Michael Leavitt (music composer), Martine Kei Green-Rogers (dramaturg), Dennis Hassan (set design), Nancy Hills (costume design), Michael Horejsi (lighting design), Jen Jackson (sound design), Joshua Roberts (projection design) and Justin Ivie (stage manager).

SILENT DANCER makes its world premiere at Salt Lake Acting Company April 10-May 12, 2019. Tickets can be purchased here.

Media inquiries: please contact Joshua Black, Director of Communications, at

 

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