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Announcing the 2016/2017 Season!

March 30, 2016

Salt Lake Acting Company enters its 46th year of thoughtful, challenging theatre by celebrating the artists, community and audiences that have made it all possible. Due to unprecedented growth in our amazing subscriber base, we will add an additional week of performances to every play next season.

Three out of our four mainstage plays are written by playwrights with Utah roots and have been developed and workshopped in SLAC’s New Play Sounding Series and/or Playwrights’ Lab, exemplifying SLAC’s commitment to new work and local talent.


Salt Lake Acting Company's 46th Season

World Premiere
September 7 – October 16, 2016 | Chapel Theatre
Directed by Sandra Shotwell
On a warm North Carolina night, a girl with big hair drinks schnapps, a boy is afraid to fall asleep, and a woman with nowhere to go gets in her motorhome and starts driving. Their stories collide one fateful night on the beach. 

WINTER by Julie Jensen
World Premiere
October 12 – November 13, 2016 | Upstairs Theatre
Directed by Tracy Callahan
An alluring new play about one of the most controversial topics in America, brought to life through the genius of four extraordinary Utah women – playwright Julie Jensen, professor and author Margaret Pabst Battin, actress Anne Cullimore Decker, and director Tracy Callahan.

Adapted from the books by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Harry Bliss
December 2 – 30, 2016 | Upstairs Theatre
Directed by Penelope Caywood
SLAC continues its holiday tradition of welcoming its youngest audiences to the theatre. DIARY OF A WORM, A SPIDER, AND A FLY is a musical adventure that takes a look at the world from a bug’s perspective. 

HARBUR GATE by Kathleen Cahill
World Premiere, NNPN Commission
February 8 – March 12, 2017 | Upstairs Theatre
Directed by Tamilla Woodard
Three female soldiers in the combat zone. A Purple Heart, a human heart, a blind man, a terrible secret, and the transformative power of art. 

HAND TO GOD by Robert Askins
Tony Award Nominee for Best New Play
April 12 – May 14, 2017 | Upstairs Theatre
Directed by Christopher DuVal
An irreverent, occasionally shocking and perpetually hysterical romp to hell and back. This titillating new play explores the ideas of faith, morality, and human nature – with the help of a bawdy hand puppet named Tyrone.

SATURDAY’S VOYEUR 2017 by Allen Nevins & Nancy Borgenicht
World Premiere
June 21 – August 27, 2017 | Upstairs Theatre
Directed by Cynthia Fleming 
Utah’s favorite summer party and annual musical satire connects SLAC to the community like nothing else. Audiences pack their picnics and fill our Upstairs Theatre for a raucous, riotous cabaret that truly celebrates the comradery of being a Utah liberal.