Stag's Leap

by Sharon Olds

Directed by Nancy Borgenicht

January 18-28 2018



A poetic journey,

beginning at the end

of a thirty-year marriage -

While He Told Me,

and ending -

Years Later.


A sensual contemplation of love, loss and

Getting on with it.

Join us for this two-week special engagement, conceived and directed by Nancy Borgenicht, with proceeds going toward SLAC's new play development programs.

Creative Team

SHARON OLDS (Poet) most recent books are Stag’s Leap, which received the T.S Eliot Prize (UK) and the Pulitzer Prize, and Odes. She teaches in the Graduate Program in Creative Writing at New York University. She helped found the original outreach program at Goldwater Hospital, a 900-bed state hospital for the physically challenged. These programs at NYU now include a writing workshop for Veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. She lives in New York City.

NANCY BORGENICHT (Director) has been part of The Salt Lake Acting Company since 1974.  She served as Co-Executive Producer with Allen Nevins from 1993-2005 and as Interim Executive Producer from 2009-2010, proudly supporting Utah’s community of artists and the development of new work. Her directing credits for SLAC include ANGELS IN AMERICA, WHITE MAN DANCING, OLEANNA, WOMEN AND WALLACE, CABBIES, COWBOYS & THE TREE OF THE WEEPING VIRGIN, and SATURDAY’S VOYEUR from 1993-2003. She conceived and created SATURDAY’S VOYEUR in 1978.

KALLIE ERICKSON (Stage Manager) is a senior in the Stage Management program at the University of Utah. Most recent credits include YOU NEVER CAN TELL (UofU), AMERIKIN (SLAC NPSS), DOGFIGHT (UofU), STAGE KISS (Wastach Theatre Co.), and THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST (UofU). She has had the best time working SLAC Front of House and is thrilled to be Stage Managing at SLAC again. 

JENNIFER JACKSON (Sound Advisor) is excited to return for another season with SLAC. Previous design and/or original music credits include ROMEO AND JULIET (Yale Repertory Theatre); HAND TO GOD, HARBUR GATE, BULL SHARK ATTACK, STREETLIGHT WOODPECKER, BLACKBERRY WINTER, TWO STORIES (Salt Lake Acting Company); TWELFTH NIGHT, THE LAST FIVE YEARS, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, HENRY IV, PART I (Salt Lake Shakespeare); ION (Westminster College) and THE ORPHAN (Children of an Idle Brain Theatre Company - of which she is a founding member). Her sound installations have been exhibited at the Yale University Art Gallery and the University of Utah. Jennifer holds a MFA from Yale School of Drama and is on the faculty of the University of Utah Department of Theatre where her credits include LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST, THE TWO NOBLE KINSMEN, GOOD KIDS, and SCHOOL FOR LIES.

WILLIAM PETERSON (Light Design) is a freelance lighting designer of theatre and dance and the resident lighting designer at Good Company Theatre in Ogden. He is the current Master Electrician at SLAC, as well as the Production Stage Manager for California State University Summer Arts. He has assisted designers in New York City at 59E59 Theatres and the New Ohio Theatre, and in 2016, received the National Barbizon Award for Excellence in Lighting Design from the Kennedy Center for his work on Weber State University’s 9 CIRCLES. Past design credits include SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY, IN THE HEIGHTS, THE MOUNTAINTOP, THE NETHER, PIRATED, 35MM, GIRL OF GLASS, and BRINE: INTERSECTIONS. He enjoys trail-running, traveling, and working in the arts in all its forms. (

ERIK REICHART (Set Design) is honored to design his first set at Salt Lake Acting Company. Erik received his BA from Cal State Fullerton in Music Composition, with an emphasis on the French horn. He started with SLAC in 2014 as a carpenter and was recently promoted to Construction Supervisor. His favorite shows to build include SLAC’s WINTER and STREETLIGHT WOODPECKER. He is especially proud of engineering and constructing the turntable for the recent production of MERCURY. Erik has many other artistic pursuits including bike restoration, sushi, floral design, and visual arts. Erik would like to thank Cynthia and Janice for this opportunity.




Teri Cowan

Teri Cowan*


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Meg Gibson*


Tamara Howell square

Tamara Howell


Valerie Kittel square

Valerie Kittel


Shannon Musgrave Square

Shannon Musgrave



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

Buy Tickets

Starting at $40, all proceeds benefit SLAC's intrepid new play development programs, which provide resources and support for new and unique projects like "Stag's Leap" to be discovered.

Call the Box Office at 801.363.7522 to book your seats, or purchase tickets online!

Meet Sharon Olds

Sharon Olds will attend the opening weekend with a special book signing following the matinee performance on January 21 (approximately 2:30pm). Contact Salt Lake Acting Company for more details. You are welcome to attend the book signing regardless of when you see Stag's Leap.

Need a copy of Stag's Leap? SLAC is proud to partner with local bookstores The King’s English and Weller Book Works, both of whom will have Stag’s Leap in stock to purchase leading up to Ms. Olds’ Salt Lake City visit. Stag's Leap will also be available for puchase at SLAC throughout the run of the show.