2017-2018 Anchorage Season Now Available
2016-2017 ANCHORAGE SEASON
They Don’t Talk Back
By Frank Henry Kaash Katasse
Directed by Randy Reinholz
March 3-12, 2017
Three generations of Tlingit men face the challenges of a summer of change.
When 17 year-old Nick takes a floatplane from Juneau to his grandparents’ village, his arrival means changes for his fisherman grandfather, his cousin Edward–who hasn’t spent much time away from home–and his Desert Storm-veteran father. Just as these Tlingit men are adjusting to their new lives together, the boys’ grandmother delivers shocking news. A world premiere portrait of a 1990s Alaska family. A World Premiere produced in Association with Native Voices at the Autry and La Jolla Playhouse
To Kill a Mockingbird
By Christopher Sergel, based on the book by Harper Lee
Directed by Art Rotch
April 28 – May 7, 2017
“The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.”
Young Scout watches her father, the lawyer Atticus Finch, defend a black man accused of a horrible crime. Can Atticus secure justice for his client in this racially charged case, or does his influence have limits? Will the family pay an unacceptable price if he tries? See Harper Lee’s beloved tale of a young lawyer and his family testing their limits and the unwritten laws of their time.
Previous Shows This Season
Peter and the Starcatcher
A Play by Rick Elice, Music by Wayne Barker
based on the book by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
Directed by Teresa K. Pond
September 30 – October 16, 2016
The Neverland you never knew.
Molly Aster and her father, by order of Queen Victoria, are headed to dump a trunk of dangerous star-stuff into Mount Jalapeño, when they are separated by a pirate attack. In this irreverent, whimsical comedy with music filled with wacky theatricality, Molly encounters some lost boys who help her battle a pirate captain and his sidekick Smee. Molly searches for her father and the orphans take up residence on an island where dreams are born and time is whatever you wish it to be. Discover how a captain gets his hook and a crocodile gets his tick-tock.
by Allison Gregory
NNPN Rolling World Premiere
Directed by Tom Robenolt
November 11-20, 2016
A classic story of modern motherhood.
A working single-mother gets one night to herself; she escapes to the theatre and becomes part of the performance as she struggles with keeping the secrets of her past. Can she write her own story, as she steals the spotlight at the theatre, or does she become the myth she’s woven into on stage? This contemporary riff on the Greek classic asks surprising questions about motherhood, marriage, adoption. Surprisingly funny and tragically honest, Not Medea is the show you did not know you meant to see.
A Christmas Carol
By Arlitia Jones and Michael Evan Haney based on the book by Charles Dickens
Directed by Tom Robenolt
December 16-29, 2016
An Anchorage Holiday Tradition.
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.
Hold These Truths
By Jeanne Sakata
Directed by Leslie Ishii
January 6-15, 2017
A man discovers America’s triumphs and confronts its failures
Gordon Hirabayashi, the son of Japanese immigrants, had just graduated from the University of Washington when he was ordered to report to internment camps outside of Seattle. Gordon chose to fight US Government action rather than obey an order he felt was unlawful. His experiences in the courts and camps of the time sparked his passion for the U.S. constitution, and the courage of his convictions led him to the Supreme Court and a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom. This is his true story.