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Salt Lake Acting Company - New Play Sounding Series

Kathleen Cahill HeadshotNew Play Sounding Series
Free Reading: THE ROBERTASSEY

A Comedy by Kathleen Cahill

Monday, April 29 @ 7pm

 

Director: Penelope Caywood

Actors: Joe Crnich, Olivia Custodio, Alexandra Harbold, Robert Scott Smith

Reader: Valerie Kittel

Stage Manager: Miranda Giles

Roberta Mahoney is 40, unemployed, and taking a trip to Dublin, her father’s birthplace, with his ashes in her suitcase. Her pregnant sister Carol, talked her into it. Roberta hated her father, Hiker, an alcoholic veterinarian who loved animals – especially a pet skunk – more than his family. Roberta arrives in Dublin but her suitcase doesn’t.  Her trip turns into a magical mystery tour and the lost suitcase comes to represent her life of loses –her inability to develop intimate relationships, or to find something to do in life that matters to her – all caused, she believes, by her alcoholic father who keeps appearing, carrying her suitcase and singing his old songs. She meets a woman in a second hand clothing store with a skunk’s tail, a hotel concierge who shows up wearing Roberta’s shoes, and two baggage handlers named Garth and Aemon, who insist they are different people but who look exactly alike; one of them seduces her with his “orphic songs.” Everyone in Dublin seems to be involved in Roberta’s predicament.

THE ROBERTASSEY is a comedy about grief, loss and love; a comical metaphor for the process of learning how to live. As the recorded voice in the lost luggage department says: “Please continue to hold. Don’t give up.  Hold on for as long as you possibly can.“

SLAC thanks the Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation for their generous support of this vital program.

Reserve Tickets Here

Doors open at 6:30pm. Open seating; first come, first served.

 

Headshots of playwright and actors

Pictured clockwise from top left: Playwright Kathleen Cahill, Olivia Custodio, Robert Scott Smith, Alexandra Harbold, Joe Crnich, and Valerie Kittel

 

 

New Play Sounding Series
Free Reading

Monday, September 24 @ 7pm

Director: Shannon Musgrave

Actors: Lily Hye Soo Dixon, Ava Kostia, Adriana Lemke

On the brink of her next round of funding, Sarah Boyd, Founder and CEO of Tactix, must hold her company together through a pesky journalist's questions and glaring doubts thrown her way surrounding the promises her company has made. It's a heavy load, and Sarah knows that she is the only one great enough to bear it.

SLAC thanks the Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation for their generous support of this vital program.

Doors open at 6:30pm. Open seating; first come, first served. 

February 27, 2018

THE SHUCK by Shawn Fisher

New Play Sounding Series
Free Reading

Monday, March 5 @ 7pm

 

Director: Shawn Fisher

Actors: Jeanette Puhich Foulger, Morgan Lund, Amy Ware

Reader: Olivia Custodio

Stage Manager: Ashley Winch

When Constance’s troubled son is lost at sea, and her long-lost daughter suddenly decides to visit, she is forced to face the truth about her family and the secrets that broke it apart so many years ago.

 

SLAC thanks the Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation for their generous support of this vital program.

 

Doors open at 6:30pm. Open seating; first come, first served. 

 

For a sneak peak of the reading, take a look at this article by Matt Morris of Utah Arts Magazine.

New Play Sounding Series
Free Reading

Monday, May 1 @ 7pm

 

Director: Robin Wilks-Dunn

Actors: Colleen Baum, Jacob Russell Johnson, Darby Mest, Nicki Nixon, Richard Scott, Matthew Sincell

Stage Manager/Reader: William Richardson

 

Winter is coming and the squirrels of the great tree are feeling the pinch. The greatest squirrel in the greatest tree in the greatest forest in all the land will not share his nuts. What's worse, rival squirrel families and rival squirrel species are all begging, pleading, and tricking to try to get his nuts. Will the tree survive? Will his family? Will war come and bring the whole thing tumbling down? The answer is yes, but we might have some fun getting there.

 

SLAC thanks the Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation for their generous support of this vital program.

New Play Sounding Series Free Reading

Monday March 6 @ 7pm

Director: Cynthia Fleming

Actors: Austin Archer, Carleton Bluford, Trent Cox, Dan Larrinaga, Samantha Matsukawa, Andy Rindlisbach, Katryna Williams

Stage Manager/Reader: Morag Shepherd

The story of a girl who dances in silent films in 1921 New York City, her family, her lovers and friends, and the famous couple who almost ruined her life.

Workshopped in the 2017 SLAC Playwrights' Lab.

SLAC thanks the Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation for their generous support of this vital program.

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