Grant Smith, 10 November 2007
The Salt Lake Acting Company began in 1970 as the Human Ensemble Company, producing “Viet Rock” in the Eliot Hall of the First Unitarian Church near the University of Utah. It later produced “Pippin” in the Shire West Theater.
In the 1980s, the Human Ensemble Company performed for a couple seasons in the small Glass Factory Theatre space at Arrow Press Square.
In 1983, the Salt Lake Acting Company moved into the Marmalade Hill Center, the former LDS 19th Ward meeting house. When it moved into the building, SLAC had two front offices and the gymnasium.
In July 1991, the Salt Lake Acting Company signed a new management lease for the Marmalade Hill Center, giving then control over the entire building. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints sold the building to Salt Lake City in 1978 and until this point the building had been managed by the Utah Heritage Foundation.
“Salt Lake Acting Company”, http://www.lifeofanactor.com/saltlake.htm, which says that it was synopsized from several articles by Ivan M. Lincoln and Chris Hicks of the Deseret News.