Saturday's Voyeur 2019 (SLAC)
Saturday’s Voyeur 2019 (SLAC)

Salt Lake Acting Company (SLAC), Utah’s leading destination for brave, contemporary theatre, presents the world premiere of SATURDAY’S VOYEUR 2019 by Allen Nevins and Nancy Borgenicht.  This year’s production once again lampoons Utah culture and politics with biting satire and cathartic wit. Audiences can look forward to Nevins and Borgenicht’s signature take on recent local and national issues including a naming crisis for “America’s Choir,” a nation divided by the media, evolving gender identities, changes to Utah’s alcohol laws, and of course an homage (or several) to the current president of the United States. 

In approaching this year’s production, playwright Allen Nevins stated, “For a satirist, the only thing worse than no ridiculous news is too much ridiculous news. In this time of Marvel superheroes saving the world, what we really need is a Mary Poppins-type to fix the child in the White House.”

Classic VOYEUR characters, including Joseph Smith, Brigham Young, and Mitt Romney are expected to return, along with a few surprises—both new and old. 2019’s installment sees the return of SATURDAY’S VOYEUR alumni Annette Wright, Dan LarrinagaJustin Ivie, and Robert Scott Smith. Making their VOYEUR debuts are Daisy AllredAalliyah AnnBradley HatchMatthew TrippJulie Silvestro Waite, and Jacob Weitlauf. Also joining the cast are Fiona Hannan and Madi Cooper, who made their SLAC debuts earlier this season in PINKALICIOUS THE MUSICAL and THE WOLVES, respectively.

The returning creative team includes SLAC’s Executive Artistic Director Cynthia Fleming (director/choreographer) and Michael Leavitt (music director).

“At the beginning of our theatre season, our intention at SLAC was to present works that entertain, inspire, and hopefully begin to help heal the cultural divide in our nation—or at least explore the realities of what it’s like to live in such a divided country,” said Fleming. “This year’s production of VOYEUR is–surprisingly—an irreverent companion piece to THE CAKE, in that we hold a magnifying glass over extreme thinking on both sides of the aisle, in hopes to point out the ridiculousness of remaining a polarized culture.” She adds, “As a theatre company, we’re once again trying to remind our audiences that at the end of the day, no matter what our viewpoints are, we’re all in this together.”

SATURDAY’S VOYEUR 2019 runs June 26 through September 1. Tickets can be obtained via tickets.saltlakeactingcompany.org, in person at the SLAC box office, or by calling 801.363.7522.

TICKETING INFORMATION

June 26 – September 1, 2019

Wednesdays – Saturdays @ 7:30 p.m., Sundays @ 1:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.

Additional performances: July 13 @ 2pm, July 16 @ 7:30pm, August 13 @ 7:30pm, August 24 @ 2pm, and August 27 @ 7:30pm

$50-60 (Group rates available by calling the box office)

VENUE INFORMATION

Salt Lake Acting Company – Upstairs Theatre

168 West 500 North, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84103

Box Office: 801-363-7522

Open 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Mon – Fri

www.saltlakeactingcompany.org