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Salt & Pepper

A Play by José Cruz González

Directed by Gloria Minnich

Available to Stream

April 16 &17, 2021


L-R: Kevin Knuth, Vivian Garcia Mendez, Dylan Record, Emily Caudill, and Jack Voirol.

Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois


This is a free event, but please consider a donation. The expenses of this production have been covered by our generous sponsors, STAR and Parrish Leasing. All donations for this event will be split evenly between Arena Dinner Theatre and The Literacy Alliance.


Salt & Pepper explores family, friendship and illiteracy. Salt’s grandfather can’t read or write. He’s ashamed to tell anyone, and his silence has had a devastating effect on the entire family. Salt can barely read, and Pepper, his new friend, reads voraciously. Together they discover a past, the secrets of which are revealed in an old box of mysterious postcards.
This play was presented at the Kennedy Center’s New Visions New Voices Program and had its premiere at Childsplay in Tempe, Arizona. “Illiteracy and the high price it exacts on those who can’t read as well as their loved ones is the theme of José Cruz Gonzalez’s thoughtful, one-hour family drama…Salt & Pepper certainly has a timely theme that should ensure interest from all over the country.” (The Scottsdale Tribune)

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Only one ticket is needed for the whole family to enjoy the show.

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Salt - Jack Voirol
Pepper - Vivian Garcia Mendez
Hannah - Emily Caudill
Andy - Dylan Record
Old Man - Kevin Knuth


Stage Manager - Jennifer Rothenbush
Lighting Design - Brock Eastom
Filming - Dan Katter (Media 401 Digital Films)
Filming - Cathy Christoff (Media 401 Digital Films)
Music - Jeff Myers

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