Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Free Panel on ‘PARENTS: DO WE DESERVE A STAR OR A TIME OUT?’ @ SLAC (SLC: Oct 23)
SALT LAKE ACTING COMPANY PRESENTS ‘PARENTS: DO WE DESERVE A STAR OR A TIME OUT?’ A FREE PANEL DISCUSSION INSPIRED BY ‘GOD OF CARNAGE’ BY YASMINA REZA.
On Sunday, October 23rd at 4:00 PM, the Salt Lake Acting Company will present a free panel discussion in conjunction with our current production GOD OF CARNAGE, titled, “Parents: Do we Deserve a Star or a Time-Out?” The panel discussion stems directly from our outreach programming and our goal to enrich audience experience. The upcoming panel discussion is inspired by some of the universal themes presented in the Olivier and Tony Award winning comedy, GOD OF CARNAGE. The play portrays two sets of upper middle class parents having a cordial meeting in reaction to a neighborhood brawl between their sons. The play uses loyalty, betrayal and ego to rub through the veneer to the ‘beast’ within. Director John Caywood says, “In these four characters we recognize themes and emotions that resonate with us daily, as parents and as people.”
The panel discussion will use the play to examine modern relationships between parents, spouses and children. With the experience of the panelists, audience members will explore how contemporary parents differ from parents in past decades. The discussion will take a look at how technology has changed the parent-child dynamic and to what extent parents should ‘fight their children’s battles.’ Join the conversation with the following local Panelists:
Terry Gildea (Moderator) is the News Director at KUER. Terry’s reporting has been covered expansively on NPR’s Morning Edition, Weekend Edition and All things Considered.
Matthew Davies, Ph.D. (Panelist) is a licensed psychologist who has been working with children, adolescents and families for over 30 years.
Muffy Mead-Ferro (Panelist) is the author of the best-selling Confessions of a Slacker Mom and Confessions of a Slacker Wife.
Joe and Melanie Borgenicht (Panelists) have been married for 13 years. They have two sons, 10 and 6. Joe is the author of The Baby Owner’s Manual, The Toddler Owner’s Manual and What Not To Name Your Baby.
See expanded bios here: http://saltlakeactingcompany.com/this-season/god-of-carnage/306-panel-discussion-parents-do-we-deserve-a-star-or-a-time-out
‘Parents: Do We Deserve a Star or a Time Out?’ will be held in the upstairs theatre at the Salt lake Acting Company on Sunday October 23, 2011 at 4:00pm, following the1:00 PM matinee and preceding the 6:00pm performance of GOD OF CARNAGE. The panel discussion is free. 160 theatre seats are available to the public.
SLAC PANEL DISCUSSION ‘Parents: Do we Deserve a Star or a Time Out?’
PANELISTS Matthew Davis, Muffy Mead-Ferro, Joe & Melanie Borgenicht
MODERATOR Terry Gildea
DATE Sunday, October 23, 2011
TIME 4:00 PM
GOD OF CARNAGE by Yasmina Reza, with Darrin Doman, Nell Gwynn, Zack Phifer, Christy Summerhays
DATES Opened: October 12, 2011
Closing: November 6, 2011
TIMES Regular: Wed – Sat - 7:30 p.m.
Sun- 1:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.
Tickets for SLAC productions range from $15-$41 depending on performance. Discounts available for students, 30 & under, and groups of ten or more.
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Season ticket packages that include 5 plays range from $61-$186.
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 is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 professional theatre found 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 operates under a STP Actors Equity Association contract. SLAC is a Constituent Member of Theatre Communications Group, a national organization for non-profit professional regional theatres, and the National New Play Network.