We are happy to announce our 2017-2018 Season at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts.
Performance dates are currently subject to change.
Earlybird Subscriptions are available on our subscriptions page.
by Robert Harling
September 29 – October 15, 2017
Longtime friends in a small Southern town fill Truvy’s hair salon with laughter, gossip, and tears. Truvy’s new assistant Annelle, sociable M’Lynn, and her pretty daughter bride-to-be Shelby, as well as the hysterical bickering Ouiser and Clairee, support each other with love, laughter and beauty products. As hair is dried, dyed, and styled, women’s lives unfold and show the meaning of true friendship.
The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity
by Kristoffer Diaz
November 10 – 19, 2017
Mace is the ring name of a Puerto Rican “jobber” paid to lose to the champion of his pro-wrestling league. Mace wants a break from losing, so he introduces his bosses to a friend he met playing basketball in Brooklyn. A botched job means a win for the new guy and embarrassment for the champ. Efforts to repair the damage get more and more complicated, leading Mace to look for just one true moment in his athletic career. Chad Deity is a funny and quirky look at the world of pro wrestling.
A Christmas Carol
by Arlitia Jones and Michael Haney based on the book by Charles Dickens
December 15 – 29, 2017
Witness Ebenezer Scrooge’s miraculous Christmas Eve transformation in Perseverance Theatre’s adaptation of Dickens’ famous book. Ebenezer Scrooge is a greedy businessman, with no place in his life for kindness, compassion, or charity, and destined to a lonely old age. But when four ghosts appear and warn him of a miserable afterlife, Scrooge is reminded of all the chances he had before to make different choices. Charles Dickens’ classic tale of redemption skillfully faithfully adapted by Arlitia Jones and Michael Evan Haney never ceases to please.
by Jacqueline Goldfinger
January 12 – 21, 2018
* A World Premeire *
After running out of a cloud of smoke and sirens with a large, slightly bloody bundle, a woman hides the package under the floorboards of her cabin, changes her clothes, and hides with the lights off until the sirens fade off in the distance. When the coast is clear, she sings songs with her father, packs for a long trip, and burns the cabin down to leave no evidence behind. Based in part on the myth of Electra, The Arsonists is the story of a woman who comes of age in the family arson business before an unexpected accident sends her out on her own.
by Lucas Rowley
March 2 – 11, 2018
* A World Premeire *
William is an Alaska Native professional with a high-pressure job and demands at home too. To cope with his stress, he has formed a Native corporation inside his head, but the strategy backfires when his board of directors get out of control and start hijacking his real life. Though it costs him a relapse and lots of problems at home, he negotiates his politics to find the balance he needs. Getting there is both affirming and hilarious.
Cyrano de Bergerac
by Edmond Rostand. Translated and adapted by David Grimm
April 27 – May 6, 2018
*A World Premeire of this new adaptation.*
Cyrano de Bergerac–soldier, poet, and musician, is clever, charming, and disarming, but he’s ashamed of his appearance and believes he’ll never win the love of the beautiful Roxanne. To ensure her happiness, he helps his fellow soldier Christian to woo her. Panache–Cyrano’s word for living life with flair, honor, and eloquence–prevents Cyrano from ever telling Roxanne the truth about Christian and his own deep love for her, until it is too late. Panache undoubtedly killed Cyrano, but without it, he would not have found a life worth living in the first place.