Written by Aaron Johnson and directed by Allison Benko, Salty will hold a staged reading December 10 at The Tank Theatre with a full production anticipated for next Spring.
Salty follows a pen of cheeky penguins and a flock of zookeepers on a bittersweet journey to what might be the end of the world. Johnson's new play picks up years from now at one of the nation's few remaining zoos. With mysterious terminal illnesses and high infant mortality, it's evident Nature is on her way out and taking everybody with her. Exploring gender, sexuality, and parenthood, this tragicomedy unearths the instinctual need to love in an otherwise destructive world. A fishy cocktail of delightful humor and devastation, Salty is an exhibit on life that peers through the glass with brave compassion.