Two world premieres plus the regional premieres of Tony Kush-ner's acclaimed and provocative "Angels in America" (both parts), Edward Albee's "Three Tall Women" and the creation of a new performance space have been announced by Salt Lake Acting Company for its 1995-96 season.
While the newly implemented Downstairs Theatre was popular with SLAC patrons during the past season (including such productions as "Keely and Du" and "All in the Timing"), executive producers Allen Nevins and Nancy Borgenicht note that the plays selected for the upcoming season require more space than the intimate Downstairs venue could provide.SLAC will renovate the first-floor chapel area of the century-old church meetinghouse into a flexible performing space. Until now, this space has been utilized for opening-night receptions and other functions.
The mainstage Upstairs space is located in space that was originally the former church's gymnasium and cultural hall.
The upcoming season will include the world premieres of local playwright David Kranes' "The Winter of the Deer" and a new love story with music entitled "Napoleon's China." Both of these works will be staged in the new Chapel Theatre (tentative name for the new space).
Here are titles and dates for SLAC's 1995-96 season:
- Three Tall Women (Oct. 11-Nov. 5), directed by Tony Larimer with veteran actresses Gail Hickman and Anne Cullimore Decker in the leading roles.
- Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches (Nov. 29-Jan. 21, Upstairs).
- The Winter of the Deer (Jan. 31-Feb. 25).
- Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika (March 6-April 28, Upstairs).
- Napoleon's China (April 24-May 19).
- Saturday's Voyeur '96 (July 17-Sept. 22).
For information regarding season subscriptions or to put your name on the mailing list for season brochures, contact Salt Lake Acting Company at 363-0526.