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During this unprecedented time, we would like to thank our resilient audiences for their continued support and patience as we join the rest of Utah in determining how to move forward over the coming months. In a pandemic-free world, the Saturday's Voyeur team would have gathered May 4th for its first rehearsal. Instead, we must announce that due to the State of Utah's current public health guidelines pertaining to social distancing, Saturday's Voyeur will not be produced this summer. We stand by all efforts that support continued public health in our community.

Now, some good news. We're spending this summer preparing the theatre for a safe and healthy return in the fall. This includes the announcement of a new in-lobby elevator, which will make our Upstairs Theatre fully wheelchair accessible! It's being funded in part by the newly-created Amberlee Accessibility Fund. Read more about about the memory and legacy of one of SLAC's most treasured patrons here.

Current Voyeur ticket holders will be contacted directly by SLAC staff over the coming weeks to discuss ticketing options. They include:

  • A refund to the credit/debit card of your choice. Please note that we do not keep cards on file.
  • A gift certificate for future tickets/season subscriptions
  • Or, you can choose to make a donation to aforementioned Amberlee Accessibility Fund.

Those ticket holders who wish to convert their tickets into a gift certificate or donation can also do so now by clicking the button below. Patrons who are overseeing previously-purchased sets of group tickets can contact SLAC's Group Sales Coordinator, Natalie Keezer, at 801-363-7522 or .

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We wish each of you a healthy summer and look forward to sharing more information about our upcoming 50th season within the next few months. It will certainly be a landmark season in every way. In the meantime, be on the lookout for some lighthearted digital content from SLAC over the summer (more on that to come...) and please continue to share your COVID-19 stories with us.

See you this fall.

SLAC StaffThe Staff of Salt Lake Acting Company

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Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this production has been canceled. 

Casting for the 42nd iteration of Utah's longest-running theatre tradition, SATURDAY'S VOYEUR, has been solidified. Co-created by Allen Nevins and Nancy Borgenicht, SATURDAY'S VOYEUR 2020 promises to once again pay homage to the Beehive State through biting satire and irreverant wit in Utah's biggest summer party.

This year's production will feature Voyeur alumni Daisy Ali All, Joseph Paul Branca, Eric Lee Brotherson*, Justin Ivie*, Dan Larrinaga, Matthew Tripp, Julie Silvestro Waite*, Jacob Weitlauf*, and Annette Wright.

Making their SATURDAY'S VOYEUR (and SLAC) debuts are Kimi Brown, Makena Reynolds, and Mina Sadoon

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The returning creative team includes Michael Leavitt (musical direction), Michael Horejsi (scenic design), Jesse Portillo** (lighting design), Heidi Ortega (costume design) and Jennie Sant* (stage management). The production will once again be helmed by SLAC's Executive Artistic Director Cynthia Fleming.

SATURDAY'S VOYEUR 2020 makes its world premiere at Salt Lake Acting Company June 17 - August 23, 2020. Tickets are currently on sale here. 

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

** The lighting designer of SATURDAY'S VOYEUR 2020 is represented by United Scenic Artists Local 829 IATSE

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Following on the heels of an incredibly beloved season, which included audience favorites A FUNNY THING…, THE WOLVES, PINKALICIOUS THE MUSICAL, and THE CAKE—SLAC’s 49th season offering is comprised of six works never before produced in Utah. Two of the productions are receiving world premieres.

The season opens with Will Snider’s African-set drama DEATH OF A DRIVER, which was workshopped through SLAC’s Playwrights’ Lab last year. Snider’s Utah premiere will be followed by the world premiere of FORM OF A GIRL UNKNOWN by Charly Evon Simpson. FORM OF A GIRL UNKNOWN has the distinction of being awarded a David Ross Fetzer Foundation Emerging Artists grant, which allowed for the play to receive a weeklong workshop at SLAC in 2018.

We'll kick off our second decade of providing unparalleled professional children’s theatre to Salt Lake audiences with the Utah premiere of PETE THE CAT, a new musical adaptation of the popular book series by James Dean and Kimberly Dean. It has been adapted for the stage by Sarah Hammond and Will Aronson.

2020 will see the Utah premiere of the Tony Award-winning A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2 by Lucas Hnath, followed by Sarah Ruhl’s HOW TO TRANSCEND A HAPPY MARRIAGE. The season will conclude with the 42nd iteration of Utah’s longest-running theatre tradition, SATURDAY’S VOYEUR, by Allen Nevins and Nancy Borgenicht.

“When looking to further SLAC’s dedication to showcasing exciting new works for Utah audiences, we knew we must continue to be thoughtful about the current political and social climates,” said Executive Artistic Director Cynthia Fleming. “My team and I sought stories that would continue to captivate, touch the heart, illuminate, and ultimately inspire our very discerning audiences. We’re confident that these six new plays accomplish that goal and then some.”

Additionally, for the first time in the theatre’s 49-year history, the lineup of directors will be entirely female. Returning to SLAC are Alexandra Harbold (THE WOLVES, CLIMBING WITH TIGERS); Penelope Caywood (PINKALICIOUS THE MUSICAL, HOW I BECAME A PIRATE); Adrianne Moore (CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION, 4000 MILES); SLAC Executive Artistic Director Cynthia Fleming (SATURDAY’S VOYEUR); and Nancy Borgenicht (ANGELS IN AMERICA, SATURDAY’S VOYEUR). Making her SLAC debut will be Ars Nova and Atlantic Theatre Company alum Melissa Crespo.

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Pictured clockwise from top left: Alexandra Harbold, Melissa Crespo, Penelope Caywood, Cynthia Fleming, Adrianne Moore, and Nancy Borgenicht

In regard to SLAC’s first-ever lineup of all-female directors, Fleming stated, “This season, we examined each of our productions and sought the best storytellers to bring each to its fullest life. It just so happens that these productions will be best-served by these fierce females at the helm.”

Orders for season tickets are currently being accepted. For more information, visit our season subscription page or call our Audience Services team at 801.363.7522. 

 

 

More on our 49th season lineup

 

DEATH OF A DRIVER

By Will Snider | Directed by Alexandra Harbold

September 11-October 20, 2019

When Sarah, an American engineer, moves to Kenya to build a road that will shape the country’s future, her charismatic African driver, Kennedy, becomes her first employee and trusted friend. But when a dispute over a local election lands him in jail, she questions the integrity of their alliance. DEATH OF A DRIVER is a sharp political drama about the complexities of “doing good” abroad.

 

FORM OF A GIRL UNKNOWN

By Charly Evon Simpson | Directed by Melissa Crespo

October 16-November 17, 2019

Navigating adolescence is not for the faint of heart, but Amali’s got this. She 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, FORM OF A GIRL UNKNOWN is not your typical coming-of-age story.

 

PETE THE CAT*

By Sarah Hammond and Will Aronson | Directed by Penelope Caywood

December 6-30, 2019

A Utah premiere based on the popular children’s book and Amazon Prime series! 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 the minute he walks in the door, he gets the whole family rocking. The whole family that is, except for young Jimmy Biddle, the most organized second grader on planet Earth. But when Jimmy draws a blank in art class during the last week of school, it turns out Pete is the perfect pal to help him out. Together, they set out on a mission to help Jimmy conquer second grade art, and along the way, they both learn a little something new about inspiration.

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A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2

By Lucas Hnath | Directed by Nancy Borgenicht

February 5-March 8, 2020

Nora Helmer leaving her husband and children at the end of Ibsen’s 1879 masterpiece was the “door slam heard ‘round the world.” Fifteen years later, there’s a knock at that same door. Nora’s back. But why? And where has she been? Lucas Hnath’s brilliantly funny sequel to Ibsen’s classic was nominated for 8 Tony Awards and now makes its Utah premiere at SLAC.

 

HOW TO TRANSCEND A HAPPY MARRIAGE

By Sarah Ruhl | Directed by Adrianne Moore

April 8-May 10, 2020

A dinner party gone wild. Two married couples invite a mysterious woman (who hunts her own meat) along with her two lovers to a New Year’s Eve party. From the adventurous and provocative Sarah Ruhl comes a comedy that pushes the boundaries of marriage and the limits of friendship.

 

SATURDAY’S VOYEUR 2020

By Allen Nevins & Nancy Borgenicht | Directed by Cynthia Fleming

June 17-August 23, 2020

SLAC’s ever-original musical satire and Utah’s biggest summer party. Not to mention, one of the longest-running shows of its kind in the nation. Now in its 42nd year of raucous, tongue-in-cheek fun.

 

NOTE: Due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict with our previously announced line-up, HOW TO TRANSCEND A HAPPY MARRIAGE will now be directed by Adrianne Moore.

 

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