Salt Lake Acting Company News Release
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SALT LAKE ACTING COMPANY PRESENTS ‘boom’ BY PETER SINN NACHTRIEB, DIRECTED BY ROBIN WILKS-DUNN.
“‘The Boom.’ It’s not just about a loud noise. It’s the event: a sudden, radical change in the state of things.” – Barbara, boom.
Salt Lake Acting Company is excited to present boom by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, directed by Robin Wilks-Dunn. boom opens November 3 and runs through December 5, 2010 in SLAC’s intimate Chapel Theatre.
A quirky, sci-fi, not-so-romantic comedy, boom follows Jo, a female journalism student, and Jules, a male marine biologist, on what appears to be an erotic “casual encounter.” But there's nothing casual whatsoever about this particular evening. Will meaningless sex have meaning? What's going on in the fish tank? And who is that woman, Barbara, pulling levers in the corner? Something is about to explode.
SLAC Executive Producer Keven Myhre says: “I’ve wanted SLAC to produce boom since I first read it in 2008. I am thrilled that this eccentric comedy is a part of our 40th season.”
Director Robin Wilks-Dunn says: “When I first read boom, it was the comedy and the physicality that struck me, but it was the second time through that I fell in love with the way that Peter [Sinn Nachtrieb, playwright] goes about asking the bigger questions in a comedic way – because I think boom does ask the bigger questions.”
Playwright Peter Sinn Nachtrieb says: “I’ve always been interested in biology. The story of evolution is fascinating to me and how complicated things change over time. And I love writing comedy. I think everything I’ve written so far is generally funny – with ranging bits of darkness in it. I have a background in sketch comedy and I’m interested in that way of getting people entertained and laughing, which allows you to be very visceral with an audience and very intimate with an audience and approach deeper, more profound questions.”
The cast for boom features Emily Burnworth as Jo, David Fetzer as Jules, and Holly Fowers as Barbara.
boom was premiered at Ars Nova in New York and has since been produced at Woolly Mammoth in Washington DC, Seattle Rep, and Cleveland Public Theatre.
Tickets range from $15-$41 depending on performance. Discounts available for students, 30 & under, and groups of ten or more.
Season subscribers are the heart of Salt Lake Acting Company. They always pay the lowest price and can exchange their tickets as many times as they want for free.
Mini-Season packages are now available and include 4 plays. Mini-Seasons range from $46-$146. Call 801.363.7522 for more info and details on subscriptions.
Tickets available at 801-363-SLAC (7522), at www.saltlakeactingcompany.org, or in person at 168 West 500 North, Salt Lake City, Utah 84103
SLAC PRODUCTION boom
PLAYWRIGHT Peter Sinn Nachtrieb
DIRECTOR Robin Wilks-Dunn
CAST Emily Burnworth, David Fetzer, Holly Fowers
SET DESIGN Keven Myhre
COSTUME DESIGN K.L. Alberts
LIGHTING DESIGN James M. Craig
SOUND DESIGN Cynthia L. Kehr Rees
PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER Victoria Elena Nones
DATES Previews: November 3 & 4, 2010
Opening: November 5, 2010
Closing: December 5, 2010
TIMES Previews: Wednesday & Thursday- 7:30 p.m.
Regular: Wednesday – Saturday- 7:30 p.m.
Sunday- 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
ANGELS IN AMERICA by Tony Kushner, with Alexis Baigue, Alexander Bala, Colleen Baum, Lucas Bybee, Sean J. Carter, Charles Lynn Frost, Nell Gwynn, Christy Summerhays
DATES Opening: October 8, 2010
Closing: October 31, 2010
TIME Regular: Wed – Sat - 7:30 p.m.
Sun- 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 24th @ 5pm Panel discussion- Angels in Utah: A 25 year perspective: Family, Politics, Mormons, Aids, Gays
Nov 5th & 6th @ 7:30 pm and Nov 7th @ 2 pm – staged reading performances of ANGELS IN AMERICA, Part 2: PERESTROIKA – Tickets: $15, $12 for Subscribers
SLAC was founded in 1970 and is dedicated to producing, commissioning and developing new works and to supporting a community of professional artists. SLAC has been nationally recognized by the Shubert Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Edgerton Foundation, among others. SLAC is a Constituent Member of Theatre Communications Group, a national organization for non-profit professional regional theatres, and the National New Play Network.