Salt Lake Acting Company News Release
March 16, 2017
For Immediate Release
Salt Lake Acting Company Announces
Salt Lake Acting Company (SLAC) celebrates its 47th year of brave, contemporary theatre by bringing Utah audiences the critically acclaimed Tony Award-winning musical FUN HOME. Executive Artistic Director Cynthia Fleming knew the moment she heard its heart-gripping music that this play belonged on SLAC’s stage.
In a season of thrilling theatrical possibilities, SLAC’s 17/18 line up will also feature brave and exciting new work from Chisa Hutchinson, Steve Yockey, and Taylor Mac, along with its annual children’s play and the 40th anniversary of the community driven cult classic, SATURDAY’S VOYEUR.
Executive Artistic Director Cynthia Fleming says: “SLAC’s 17/18 season will take us to new places theatrically and thematically. Once again, our audiences will see things on SLAC’s stage they’ve never seen before. The stories of next season come in exciting and eclectic forms and we are thrilled to continue to stretch ourselves artistically. In a beautiful mix of smart comedies, thoughtful dramas, and a riveting musical, our 47th season is sure to be one of SLAC’s finest.”
SLAC’s 2017/2018 season is:
SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY
by Chisa Hutchinson
September 6 – October 15, 2017
In an under-funded African-American school in Newark, New Jersey, a twelve-year old Bible-toting, motherless outcast with a photographic memory meets a sixty-year old childless woman who works in the school cafeteria. Against all odds, together, they teach and learn the real meaning of life.
by Steve Yockey
(developed in SLAC’s New Play Sounding Series)
October 11 – November 12, 2017
Director: Shannon Musgrave
Sunlight though the kitchen window… everything looks so lovely. So normal. Just Fine. Everything is just fine. Except that people are disappearing, there’s blood, oceans of blood, bears in the back yard and Mercury is in retrograde. A horror comedy of outrageous proportions.
THE TRUE STORY OF THE 3 LITTLE PIGS!
by Paul Gilvary, Robert Kauzlaric, William Rush
based on the book by John Scieszka and Lane Smith
(Children’s Show Add-On)
December 1 – 29, 2017
Director/Choreographer: Penelope Caywood
There are two sides to every story, and when the Big, Bad Wolf takes the stand in Piggsylvania's Trial of the Century, he finally gets his say. But whether he'll get a fair trial in a corrupt piggy court is anyone's guess. Will the pigs' splashy puppet show make a puppet out of justice, or is the wolf's catchy song and dance about a sneeze gone wrong all razzle-dazzle? Enter the jury box and decide the fate of Big 'n' Bad in this musical adaptation of the hit children's book.
by Taylor Mac
February 7 – March 11, 2018
Chaos reigns in this gender bending comedy about the most dysfunctional family in America. A dishonorably discharged vet returns home to a mother liberated from an oppressive marriage, a sister on “mones” in the process of changing genders, and a father asleep in a clown costume. And nobody is doing the dishes anymore.
music by Jeanine Tesori, book & lyrics by Lisa Kron
based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel
April 4 – May 6, 2018
Director: Jason Bowcutt
Musical Director: David Evanoff
Choreographer: Penelope Caywood
This Tony Award-winning musical, set in three stages of a woman’s life, tells a universal detective story about a child’s search to discover what is really going on with her parents as they hold up the perfect family façade. Heart-gripping songs about sexual awakening, repressed emotions, deep secrets, yearning, resentment, love. Home.
by Allen Nevins and Nancy Borgenicht
June 20 – August 26, 2018
Director/Choreographer: Cynthia Fleming
Celebrate VOYEUR’s 40th birthday! 40 years of satirizing the bizarre realities of this place we lovingly call home. SLAC is the only theatre company in the nation that has a play written for us, about us, every year. Pack your picnic and join the party!
ABOUT SALT LAKE ACTING COMPANY
Salt Lake Acting Company (SLAC)’s mission is to engage and enrich community through brave contemporary theatre. Founded in 1970, SLAC is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 professional theatre dedicated to producing, commissioning, and developing new works and to supporting a community of professional artists. SLAC has been nationally recognized by the Shubert Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pew Charitable Trusts, and the Edgerton Foundation, among others. SLAC operates under a SPT Actors Equity Association contract and is a Constituent Member of Theatre Communications Group (a national organization for non-profit professional regional theatres), and the National New Play Network (a national alliance of non-profit professional theatres that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays).