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"A Really, Really, Really Big Adventure": First Look at PETE THE CAT

Don't miss the Utah premiere of PETE THE CAT, playing now through December 30th! When Pete the Cat gets caught jamming after bedtime, the cat-catcher sends him to live with the Biddle family to learn his manners. But for Pete, life is an adventure no matter where you wind up, and…

Join Us for a Free Panel Discussion: Let's Talk, Period.

On Sunday, November 3rd, we're pleased to present a local group of experts on menstrual health and period equity in a free panel discussion, titled “Let’s Talk, Period: Period Stigma, Period Equity, and the Period Movement”. The discussion will occur immediately following that day's 1:00 PM performance of FORM OF…

"Though She Be But Little, She is Fierce!": A First Look at FORM OF A GIRL UNKNOWN

Salt Lake Acting Company--Utah’s leading destination for brave, contemporary theatre--presents the world premiere of FORM OF A GIRL UKNOWN by Charly Evon Simpson from October 16 through November 17, 2019. Amali is twelve years old, she is wise, and she is fascinated – by A Midsummer Night’s Dream; by her…

Cast and Creative Team Announced for Utah Premiere of Sarah Ruhl’s HOW TO TRANSCEND A HAPPY MARRIAGE

  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…

New Play Sounding Series Continues Record-Breaking 25th Year with SWIMMING POOL by Will Snider

  Salt Lake Acting Company Presents Free Reading of New Play from DEATH OF A DRIVER Playwright Summer, 1998. Once popular, Arrowhead Community Pool has seen membership decline for years. Retired pool president Dorothy Wilson blames video games and air-conditioning. But when new pool president Freddie Rosedale abolishes Dorothy's longstanding…

Introducing Salt Lake Acting Company’s New Producing Director, Justin Ivie

As we launch into our 49th season, we’re doing so with a new Producing Director, Justin Ivie. He succeeds longtime SLAC employee Janice Jenson, who recently accepted a new post at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C. How do you “introduce” Justin Ivie? The answer is, you don’t need…

Meet Our Community Partner: Volunteers of America, Utah's Youth Resource Center

  SLAC is proud to partner with Volunteers of America, Utah’s Youth Resource Center. During the run of form of a girl unknown (October 16-November 17, 2019), we are gratefully accepting feminine hygiene product donations for young women at the Center, so please help us by bringing your contribution to…

"Doing Good": Production Photos from DEATH OF A DRIVER

 SLAC's 49th season recently kicked off with Will Snider's political thriller, DEATH OF A DRIVER. The production was workshopped in SLAC's 2018 Playwrights' Lab and returns for a full production after its Off-Broadway world premiere this past spring.  Reprising their roles from the lab production are Cassandra Stokes-Wylie* (Sarah) and…

Playwright Will Snider on the Utah Premiere of DEATH OF A DRIVER

  Note: The following remarks by DEATH OF A DRIVER Playwright Will Snider originally appeared in the production's playbill under the title "In the Room with Will Snider"   Salt Lake Acting Company and DEATH OF A DRIVER By 2017, DEATH OF A DRIVER was dead. I wrote the first…

Cast & Creative Team Announced for Utah Premiere of Lucas Hnath's A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2

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…

Cast & Creative Team Announced for World Premiere of FORM OF A GIRL UNKNOWN

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…