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A Knock at the Door: Production Photos and an All-New Trailer for A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2

Salt Lake Acting Company's 49th season continues with the Utah premiere of Lucas Hnath's A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2. The 8-time Tony Award-nominated play is being produced in SLAC’s Upstairs Theatre February 5 through March 8, 2020. Nora Helmer leaving her husband and children at the end of Ibsen’s 1879 masterpiece…

New Play Sounding Series Presents Free Reading of New Work by Shawn Fisher on February 17th

  As our record-breaking New Play Sounding Series enters its 26th year of nurturing exciting works from some of the country's most gifted voices, we're pleased to announce the February 17th reading of local playwright Shawn Fisher's new play, THE (obsolete) UNKINDNESS OF RAVENS. Shawn Fisher After many miles and days…

Nancy Borgenicht on Directing the Utah Premiere of A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2

If you’ve never read or seen A Doll’s House by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, you still may have heard of it---that really old play about Nora Somebody who slams the door and leaves her husband and children.  Shocking when it was first seen in 1879 Copenhagen---shocking still.  It was a…

"The Door Slam Heard Round the World": A Crash Course on Ibsen's A DOLL'S HOUSE with Dramaturg, Heather Nowlin

If you don’t remember (or never saw) Ibsen’s original A DOLL'S HOUSE, don’t worry: there’s absolutely no need to study up on the 140-year-old Norwegian play to enjoy PART 2. Even if you are familiar, here are some facts about the setting:Plaque marking the former site of Henrik Ibsen's apartment…

Cast & Creative Announced for World Premiere of Elaine Jarvik's FOUR WOMEN TALKING ABOUT THE MAN UNDER THE SHEET; Tickets Now on Sale

In celebration of the 150th anniverary of the first ballot cast by a woman in US history, the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment, and International Women's Day, Salt Lake Acting Company presents a world premiere from Utah's own, Elaine Jarvik.  On the morning of February 21,…

"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

  Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SLAC's production of HOW TO TRANSCEND A HAPPY MARRIAGE has been moved to spring 2021. Updated casting will be announced at a later date. Casting is complete for Salt Lake Acting Company’s upcoming production of HOW TO TRANSCEND A HAPPY MARRIAGE by Sarah…

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…