SALT LAKE ACTING COMPANY PARTS WAYS WITH SATURDAY’S VOYEUR AND ANNOUNCES ALL-NEW SUMMER CABARET FOR 2021
[SALT LAKE CITY, UT, JULY 9, 2020] – Salt Lake Acting Company (SLAC), Utah’s leading destination for brave, contemporary theatre, today announces that it will no longer produce the annual summer satire, Saturday’s Voyeur. The theatre company, founded in 1970 by Ed Gryska, produced the bulk of Voyeur’s productions over forty-one years. In its place, SLAC announces an all-new summer cabaret. The official statement from the theatre company is as follows:
After four decades, the time has come for Salt Lake Acting Company to bid farewell to Saturday’s Voyeur and to produce an all-new summer cabaret series. SLAC is incredibly grateful to the show’s Co-creators, Allen Nevins and Nancy Borgenicht for their contributions to not only SLAC, but to the arts and political communities of Utah. Most importantly, thank you to everyone involved with Saturday’s Voyeur over its 41-year history both onstage and off. To our valued audiences, without whom this theatre company could not exist: we’ll remain your favorite summer tradition for you and your friends. The laughter and summer party atmosphere will continue at SLAC and we look forward to doing it the most diverse and inclusive way possible. We can’t wait to show you what we’ve got in store.
Created in 1978, Saturday’s Voyeur (then written by Nancy Borgenicht and the late Michael Buttars) began life in Elliot Hall, as part of Salt Lake Acting Company’s original residency in the First Unitarian Church-owned venue. Voyeur moved with SLAC to The Glass Factory soon after, and then to the theatre’s current home in the Marmalade District. Borgenicht and Nevins opted to take the production to the former Trolley Square venue Green Street in 1992 and 1993, before bringing it back to Salt Lake Acting Company in 1994.
“Salt Lake Acting Company will forever be grateful to the contributions made by Nancy Borgenicht and Allen Nevins,” said Executive Artistic Director Cynthia Fleming. “Voyeur has certainly been influential in my own life, as I have been involved as Director, Choreographer, and/or Executive Producer since 1995. I have such fond memories from the past 25 years.” She added, “In regard to our next steps for summer programming, what I can say is this: the raucous energy that our patrons enjoy and expect isn’t going anywhere.”
SLAC currently plans to announce its production lineup for the upcoming season (to be billed as its “49 ¾ Season”) later this summer. For more information about the theatre, visit saltlakeactingcompany.org or call 801-363-7522.