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 changing body; by the story of the children killed in the woods. With humor, magic, blood, and fire, this play is not your typical coming-of-age story.

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Amanda Morris in form of a girl unknown at Salt Lake Acting Company (Photo: dav.d daniels/ dav.d photography)

Leading the cast (in her Salt Lake Acting Company debut) is Amanda Morris*, who plays Amali. A resident of New York City, she was previously seen by Utah audiences in Lyric Rep’s A RAISIN IN THE SUN. 

Daisy Allred, Aaliyah Ann*, and Bradley Hatch all return to the SLAC Upstairs Theatre, having appeared in SATURDAY’S VOYEUR 2019. They play Marina, Charise, and Finn, respectively. Latoya Cameron* (THE CAKE) and Susanna Florence* (PTC’s SWEAT) return to FORM OF A GIRL UNKNOWN after appearing in the workshop production last summer. Cameron plays Ma and Florence plays Dr G/Policewoman.

The production is helmed by Lark and WP Theatre alum Melissa Crespo, who also directed a form of a girl unknown workshop at Westport County Playhouse earlier this year. 

Crespo is joined on the creative team by Shoko Kambara (Scenic Design), Alicia Washington (Costume Design), Jessica Greenberg (Lighting Design), Jennifer Jackson (Sound Design), Linda Brown (Specialty Prop Design). The production is stage managed by Jennie Sant.

FORM OF A GIRL UNKNOWN runs October 16 through November 17, 2019.  Tickets can be obtained via tickets.saltlakeactingcompany.org, in person at the SLAC box office, or by calling 801.363.7522.

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

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 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 Patrick J. Ssenjovu* (Kennedy/Man). Stokes-Wylie appeared most recently in SLAC’s Chapel Theatre during last season’s A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY UNIT AT MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING CANCER CENTER OF NEW YORK CITY and Ssenjovu makes his official SLAC debut after appearing in DEATH OF A DRIVER’S world premiere at Urban Stages.

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Patrick J. Ssenjovu in DEATH OF A DRIVER at Salt Lake Acting Company. (McKenna Frandsen Photography)

“Death of a Driver spans nearly twenty years through storytelling that moves with an electric connection and velocity. We’re drawn into the bond of trust and friendship at the play’s heart, as it’s influenced by the political forces surrounding the two characters,” said the production’s director Alexandra Harbold. “It is thrilling to have Cassie and Patrick reuniting in Death of a Driver, and I am so thankful that we have the opportunity to build on the foundational work they created in the 2018 Playwrights’ Lab.”

Joining Harbold on the creative team are Shawn Fisher** (set design), Kerstin Hallows (costume design), William Peterson (light design), Jason Jensen (sound design) and William Richardson* (stage manager)

 DEATH OF A DRIVER runs now through October 20. Tickets can be obtained online, in person at the SLAC box office, or by calling 801.363.7522.

 

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

**The set designer of DEATH OF A DRIVER is represented by United Scenic Artists Local USA 829 of the IATSE.

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The hit world premiere plays Salt Lake Acting Company through May 12th

A groundbreaking dance/play/romance about dangerous love, secret identities, criminals, silent movies, and the most famous couple in New York: F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. See images from the world premiere below. For tickets, click here, or call SLAC's box office at 801.363.7522.

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Jorji Diaz and Mikki Reeve in Salt Lake Acting Company’s SILENT DANCER. (Photo: dav.d daniels/ dav.d photography)

 

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Bekah Brunstetter's acclaimed dramedy runs February 6-March 10

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Salt Lake Acting Company presents the Utah premiere of THE CAKE by Bekah Brunstetter. The timely socio-political dramedy opens at SLAC after successful runs throughout the country, and concurrent with a run Off-Broadway at Manhattan Theatre Club.

The premise of THE CAKE regards Della, the best baker in her politically red North Carolina town, who is faced with a decision that pits her faith against family. Will she bake a wedding cake for two women – one of whom is as close as a daughter? A refreshing examination of both sides of a passionate debate, THE CAKE has already charmed theatregoers around the country and will soon do the same for SLAC audiences.

THE CAKE runs February 6 through March 10. Tickets can be obtained via tickets.saltlakeactingcompany.org, in person at the SLAC box office, or by calling 801.363.7522.

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Betsy West in Salt Lake Acting Company’s production of THE CAKE by Bekah Brunstetter (dav.d daniels/ dav.d photography)

THE CAKE is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

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SLAC's 10th annual children's production runs November 30-December 30th

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Salt Lake Acting Company proudly presents its pinkerrific children's production, Pinkalicious the Musical. Based on the beloved book by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann, Pinkalicious the Musical tells the story of Pinkalicious Pinkerton, a little girl whose love of pink cupcakes finds her in the doctor’s office, pink from head to toe! In the musical adaptation by the same authors, with music by John Gregor, the audience gets to meet the whole Pinkerton family, Dr. Wink, and Pinkalicious’s best friend, Alison as they all help Pinkalicious understand the importance of healthy eating and the joy of embracing who you are.

Penelope Caywood, Artistic Director of the University of Utah Children’s Theatre, returns for her 9th children’s production at SLAC. She directs a cast that includes newcomers Fiona Hannan and Seth Foster, as well as SLAC alumni Micki Martinez, Shannon Musgrave, and Alexis Baigue.

Catch your first glimpse of the family-friendly fun in the gallery below. Then purchase your tickets here or by calling 801.363.7522. And hurry--tickets are selling fast!

 

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Fiona Hannan in Salt Lake Acting Company’s Pinkalicious the Musical (dav.d daniels/ dav.d photography)

 

Pinkalicious the Musical is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW), 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036. (866) 378-9758 www.theatricalrights.com

 

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Game On: A First Glimpse of THE WOLVES

SLAC's production of the Pulitizer Prize finalist, by Sarah DeLappe, plays through November 11th

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It's game time at Salt Lake Acting Company. Set on an indoor soccer field, The Wolves chronicles the warm-ups of a teenage girls’ soccer team, with all the physical, mental, and emotional waves that come along with being a young female athlete. The characters are funny and smart. The lightning fast dialogue flows and overlaps, challenging the audience to lean in to the fiery dynamics of the team. A deceptively simple setting lays the foundation for a play that examines the intricacies, excitement, and complexity of being a teenage girl in today’s society.

Directed by Alexandra Harbold and assisted by soccer consultant Joe Murray, SLAC’s production features a powerhouse company of actors, who, since early summer, have been meeting on the soccer field to practice drills and bond as a team. The specialized research and preparation that was initiated even before rehearsals began are sure to make this production shine.

Click through our gallery below to see these female warriors in action. Then purchase your tickets here or by calling 801.363.7522. This is one match you don't want to miss.

 

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Madi Cooper, Ireland Nichols, and Cast of Salt Lake Acting Company’s The Wolves (dav.d daniels/ dav.d photography)

 

“The Wolves” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

 

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