Extension of SATURDAY’S VOYEUR 2016 until September 11 @ Salt Lake Acting Compary (SLC: Sep 11)

Due to popular demand, Salt Lake Acting Company (SLAC) is thrilled to announce an extension of the run of SATURDAY’S VOYEUR! Adding two weeks of performances, SATURDAY’S VOYEUR will now run through September 11, 2016.

                            News Release

PRESS CONTACT: CYNTHIA FLEMING | 801.363.7522 | cynthia@saltlakeactingcompany.org

August 2, 2016

For Immediate Release

 

Salt Lake Acting Company Announces

Extension of SATURDAY’S VOYEUR 2016

by Allen Nevins and Nancy Borgenicht

 

 

Due to popular demand, Salt Lake Acting Company (SLAC) is thrilled to announce an extension of the run of SATURDAY’S VOYEUR! Adding two weeks of performances, SATURDAY’S VOYEUR will now run through September 11, 2016.

 

In its rich 38-year history, SATURDAY’S VOYEUR has firmly established its place not only as a raucous, riotous cabaret, but as an integral community event for anyone who lives and loves the strange dichotomy of being a Utah liberal. SATURDAY’S VOYEUR is a unique gift to this community, and is one of SLAC’s crown jewels.

 

This year’s edition follows Ned, a boy who is raised Mormon by gay parents and is left feeling confused and abandoned when the news breaks regarding the church’s position on the children of same-sex couples. Ned’s dreams take him (and the audience) to Kolob – the planet Mormons believe to be closest to the throne of God. Luckily for Ned, he lands on Kolob on the very day that Heavenly Father is paying a visit.

 

Eerily reminiscent of the current GOP candidate for president, Heavenly Father is a rich, unfiltered, pompous ring-leader who is insecure about the size of his hands. Ned is hoping the almighty might help him understand why the Mormon Church won’t let him in, but God is too preoccupied with his own Presidential candidacy, getting Joseph Smith to energize his Utah base and trying to get one million more Republican babies born in Utah by the year 2030.   

 

Ned’s only real ally on Kolob is Heavenly Mother. Fed up with the way her children are being treated in Utah, she is refusing to produce any more spirit babies until they’re guaranteed health care, clean air, sex education and the Priesthood for women. Heavenly Mother convinces Ned that he needs to go back to Utah, organize and galvanize his peers and VOTE for change.

 

Punctuated with dirty sodas, avatar air bending, the BYU Honor Code and Nietzsche philosophy, VOYEUR 2016 is a race against time as we speed toward November 8.   

 

Comments from audiences this year include: “Word on the street is this is the best VOYEUR yet!” “It just gets better and better!” “Absolutely wonderful! Best one we’ve seen!”

 

SATURDAY’S VOYEUR is a summer staple for nearly 14,000 people across the Wasatch Front and beyond. Each year for over 70 performances, SLAC’s Upstairs Theatre is filled with shrewd and savvy Utahans who pack their picnics and come ready to laugh at the quirky, peculiar, sometimes infuriating, always entertaining life and culture of the Beehive State.

 

Created by Allen Nevins and Nancy Borgenicht, SATURDAY’S VOYEUR 2016 is directed and choreographed by SLAC Executive Artistic Director Cynthia Fleming and musically directed by Kevin Mathie. The cast features a slew of Voyeur first-timers including Devin Rey Barney, Charlotte Brickwood, Eric Lee Brotherson*, Becky Cole, Tito Livas*, Mikki Reeve, Bailey Walker and Amanda Wright. Voyeur veterans Justin Ivie*, Eb Madson, Robert Scott Smith* and Annette Wright also appear in this year’s edition.

 

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SATURDAY’S VOYEUR

Created by Allen Nevins & Nancy Borgenicht

 

WHEN:

Now through September 11, 2016

Wednesdays – Saturdays @ 7:30pm

Sundays @ 1pm and 6pm

Additional performances: Tuesday, Aug. 16 @ 7:30pm & Saturday, Aug. 20 @ 2pm

 

WHERE:

Salt Lake Acting Company

168 West 500 North, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84103

Box Office: 801-363-7522

Open 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Mon – Fri

www.saltlakeactingcompany.org

 

MORE INFO:

Tickets range from $45 – $55, depending on seating.

Discounts are also available for groups of ten or more.

 

 

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