In the upcoming season, Salt Lake Acting Company will stage stories about finding comedic connections at a mother’s bedside, as well as a dance inspired by the star-crossed love of Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. The company also will focus on the hormone-fueled energy of a girls’ soccer team and a cultural war at a red-state bakery.
The company’s 48th season will be “filled with heart, humor and deep human connections,” says Cynthia Fleming, executive artistic director.
Sept. 12-Oct. 21 • Halley Feiffer’s “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York City,” directed by Sarah Shippobotham. The comedy tells the story of Karla, a comedian, and Don, a sad nerd, who meet at the bedsides of their dying mothers.
Oct. 10-Nov. 11 • Sarah DeLappe’s “The Wolves,” directed by Andra Harbold. It’s the story of a girls’ soccer team, who are teenage warriors with raging hormones.
Nov. 30-Dec. 30 • “Pinkalicious, The Musical,” with a book by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann, and music by John Gregor. Directed and choreographed by Penny Caywood. The company’s annual children’s play tells the story of Pinkalicious Pinkerton, who finds a downside in pinkness after she eats too many pink cupcakes. The musical includes dancing doctors and a blues-singing little brother.
Feb. 6-March 10 • Bekah Brunstetter’s “The Cake,” directed by Justin Ivie. A “delicious” culture-wars story of Della, a baker in a politically red town who, when she is asked to bake a wedding cake for two women, faces a business decision that tests her faith.
April 10-May 12 • Utah playwright Kathleen Cahill’s “Silent Dancer,” directed by Cynthia Fleming with choreography by Christopher Ruud, a longtime Ballet West dancer. A “dance/play/romance” about Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald when they were the most famous couple in New York City.
June 26-Sept. 1 • Allen Nevins and Nancy Borgenicht’s “Saturday’s Voyeur,” directed and choreographed by Cynthia Fleming.
Season subscriptions range from $123 to $195 (senior, student and under-30 discounts), at 801-363-7522 or /saltlakeactingcompany.org. Single tickets, from $24 to $43, will go on sale at a later date.