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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.
SALT LAKE ACTING COMPANY PRESENTS READING OF ‘T.I.C. (TRENCHCOAT IN COMMON)’ BY PETER SINN NACHTRIEB, DIRECTED BY ALEXANDRA HARBOLD.
Every man is surrounded
by a neighborhood of
voluntary spies. ~ Jane Austin
SLAC’s New Play Sounding Series presents a public reading of Peter Sinn Nachtrieb’s T.I.C. (TRENCHCOAT IN COMMON) directed by Alexandra Harbold on Monday, November 15 at 7pm. T.I.C. takes its audience on a ferociously comic exploration of privacy and loneliness in our modern world. When her mother dies suddenly, a teenage girl finds herself with a new parent (the “seed source”), in a new home (a single house split into 4 units with a cottage at the back), and new neighbors (the motley and secretive residents of this Tenancy In Common). Suspecting something isn’t right, the Kid sets out on a mission to be the “Diane Arbus of the building”. She starts a blog about her new home; using photography, recordings, and research, she begins to pry deep into the lives and secrets of those that surround her. (Cue the whispers of evil plots and deepest fears.)
According to the playwright, “The play started initially as a desire to explore the issue of ‘Privacy’ in our modern world. Through the power of technology, it's even easier to be a voyeur, an exhibitionist and the capacity for privacy is diminished. And at the same time our government seems to be keeping a bit of a closer eye on our transmissions these days as well. I began exploring different ways people expose or spy these days and a teenage kid's personal blog about her apartment building seemed like the perfect way to explore the theme.” He adds with a typeface grin, “And it's also about how a good old fashioned flasher in a trenchcoat can still pack a real shock.”
The cast of the T.I.C. reading consists of Austin Archer, Anne Cullimore Decker, Darrin Doman, Cheryl Gaysunas, Elise Groves, Megan Noyce, and Nick O’Donnell.
SLAC NPSS Reading T.I.C. (TRENCHCOAT IN COMMON)
PLAYWRIGHT Peter Sinn Nachtrieb
DIRECTOR Alexandra Harbold
CAST Austin Archer, Anne Cullimore Decker, Darrin Doman, Cheryl Gaysunas, Elise Groves, Megan Noyce, Nick O’Donnell
DATE AND TIME Monday, November 15, 2010, 7 PM
The audience does not need a ticket in advance to attend this FREE reading. The building will open one hour prior to the performance when general admission tickets will be distributed, and the theatre will open half an hour before the performance.
Salt Lake Acting Company is located at 168 W 500 N, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84103.
For more information call 801- 363-7522 or visit www.saltlakeactingcompany.org
BOOM by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, with Emily Burnworth, David Fetzer and Holly Fowers. Directed by Robin Wilks-Dunn.
DATES Previews: November 3, 4, 2010
Opening: November 5, 2010
Closing: December 5, 2010
TIMES Wed-Sat: 7:30 PM
Sundays: 2 PM & 7 PM
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.