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SLCAC SCHEDULES 6 PRODUCTIONS DURING 1990-91

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Three musicals, two comedies and an "innocuously terrifying game of horror" in which the patrons themselves are "IT" have been announced by Artistic Director Pat Davis for Salt Lake Community Arts Center's first complete season of productions.

For its 1990-91 season the company, which is affiliated with Salt Lake Community College, will present its first show in the 325-seat Little Theater of the Technology Building at SLCC's Redwood Road campus. But while the the setting and the show - Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple" - are fairly intimate, Davis' two precast guest stars are sure to draw big crowds.Robert Peterson and Duane Hill will combine their years of professional talent to portray Oscar and Felix, the mismatched roommates who drive each other crazy.

Peterson, going against type, will play Oscar, the slob of a sportswriter, with Hill as Felix, the fussy "neatnik."

Davis, who is directing the show, recommended that reservations be made early due to the limited seating in the Little Theater.

Unlimited, rather than restricted, seating will be Davis' problem when SLCAC moves to the South City Campus (formerly South High School) in December for "Scrooge." It will be utilizing one of the city's finest auditoriums - an ornately decorated hall that seats nearly 1,700.

Before that, however, the college's resident theater company will mount an entirely different kind of theatrical production - a walk-through "Nightmare Theater" especially for the Halloween season in the southwest corner of the Utah State Fairpark.

This will be presented Oct. 11-31, Mondays through Thursdays from 7:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. and Fridays-Saturdays until 11 p.m. Because it is staged as a continuous walk-through production, tickets for "Nightmare Theater" will be sold only at the gate.

"Scrooge," which was part of SLCAC's 1989-90 season, will feature Michael Jesse Bennett in the title role as the curmudgeonly skinflint. This musical version of "A Christmas Carol" will be presented Dec. 7-22 at the South City Campus, 1575 S. State St., where the rest of the 1990-91 season will be staged.

The Gilbert & Sullivan favorite, "Pirates of Penzance," being directed by Jonathan Stowers, is scheduled for Feb. 8-23, and Scott Anderson will direct "The Murder Room," a British comedy-mystery, for the March 22-April 6 slot. Clif A. Davis' stage designs will include secret chambers, moving panels and trap doors galore for a zany "Noises Off" feeling.

The season will close with Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's "Camelot," May 17 through June 1, directed by Pat Davis.

All performances (except for the Nightmare Theatre presentation) will be Monday through Saturday at 8 p.m., with one matinee on the closing Saturday of each production.

Tickets will be priced at $8 each for the Little Theater (Redwood Campus), productions, with reserved seats priced at $8, $6 and $4 for those in the larger South City Campus theater.

Davis said that season tickets will not be available until SLCAC's 1991-92 season, when all of the stage productions will be presented in the South Campus theater.

Senior citizen and student discounts are available, with discount rates for groups of 20 or more.

For telephone reservations, call 967-4241.