Pinnacle Acting Company’s History
When the founders of Pinnacle Acting Company, Jared Larkin and Melanie Nelson, moved back to Utah 15 years ago after spending time in Los Angeles, Dallas, and the Chicago area, they noticed that there wasn’t a theatre company in the Salt Lake valley that focused on producing the classics and contemporary classics.
This meant that the renowned stories, playwrights, and even characters, that have influenced the plays of the modern theatre weren’t being shared and a part of history was being lost.
Realizing the value of the classics, and what they have meant in the development of modern theatre, film, and other art forms, and the challenge and merit of these plays for local artists, Melanie and Jared knew it was essential to bring these stories to Utah’s audiences and artists. So, in 2006, Pinnacle Acting Company was established.