Hold These Truths

January 6-15, 2017

Hold These Truths
By Jeanne Sakata
Directed by Leslie Ishii

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 one man show staring Greg Watanabe is his true story.

Performances in the Sydney Laurence Theatre at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts.

Thursday, January 5, 2017 7:30pm Pay-As-You-Can Preview
Friday, January 6, 2017 7:30pm
Saturday, January 7, 2017 7:30pm
Sunday, January 8, 2017 4:00pm
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 7:30pm
Thursday, January 12, 2017 7:30pm
Friday, January 13, 2017 7:30pm
Saturday, January 14, 2017 7:30pm
Sunday, January 15, 2017 4:00pm
Gordon Hirabayashi Greg Watanabe*

*Members of Actors Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers

Actor Profile

headshot-15Greg recently made his Broadway debut in Allegiance and was recently seen in EXIT THE KING at the Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey and A SINGLE SHARD at People’s Light

Greg’s theater credits include the world premiere productions of THE BALLAD OF YACHIYO (Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Public Theater-New York) ,  BUTCHER’S BURDEN (Asian American Theater Company), THE SUMMER MOON (A Contemporary Theater, South Coast Repertory Theatre), 10,000 YEARS (written and produced by John Ridley), NO-NO BOY (adapted by Ken Narasaki),  THE HAPPY ONES (South Coast Rep, L.A. Drama Critics Circle nomination for Best Featured Performance) and EXTRAORDINARY CHAMBERS (The Geffen Playhouse, Ovation nomination for Best Featured Actor).

Greg also appeared as ‘DHH’ in YELLOW FACE at Mo’olelo Performing Arts Company (San Diego Theater Critics Circle nomination for Outstanding Lead Performance in a Play).

Other appearances include GOLDEN CHILD at the Signature Theater in New York, EXTRAORDINARY CHAMBERS at Mo’olelo (San Diego Theater Critics Circle nomination for Best Ensemble), MAPLE AND VINE at Cygnet Theatre, and MILVOTCHKEE, VISCONSIN at Mo’olelo.

His film and television credits include Madam Secretary, Aquarius, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Reno 911!, Only The Brave,  Americanese, and Life Tastes Good.

Greg is member of the 18 Mighty Mountain Warriors. The documentary about them, ‘Mighty Warriors of Comedy’ won a Northern California Emmy.

Director Leslie Ishii
Scenic Designer Akiko Rotch
Lighting Designer Art Rotch
Costume Designer Sara Clement
Sound Designer John Zalewski
Stage Manager Jess Jones
Assistant Director Joseph Biagini
Assistant Stage Manager Veronica Murray

Ticket Information

Friday/Saturday Sunday – Thursday
Regular $49.25 $38.00
Senior $43.75 $30.25
Military $32.50 $20.00
Student $32.50 $20.00
Youth $29.25 $17.00

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  • Best Seats/Priority Seating – Subscribers have access to the best seats available and have priority for upgrades upon renewal
  • Ticket Exchange – Ability to exchange tickets to any night of the same value with no additional service charge.
  • Lost Ticket Insurance – Lost or forgotten subscriber tickets can be reprinted at no charge.
  • Bring-A-Friend – Perseverance “Companion Fare” coupons with every package.
  • Exclusive Invitations to meet the artists involved.
  • Additional Discounts and email notifications about selected special events at the theatre.

In addition, we value your input and look forward to talking to you over the season about what you like and what we can do differently. You are part of our team!

Subscription Pricing

Fri/Sat Each 3pack 4pack 5pack
Regular $39.25 $117.75 $157.00 $196.25
Senior $35.00 $105.00 $140.00 $175.00
Military $26.25 $78.75 $105.00 $131.25
Student $26.25 $78.75 $105.00 $131.25
Youth $23.00 $69.00 $92.00 $115.00
Thu/Sun Each 3pack 4pack 5pack
Regular $30.50 $91.50 $122.00 $152.50
Senior $24.50 $73.50 $98.00 $122.50
Military $16.50 $49.50 $66.00 $82.50
Student $16.50 $49.50 $66.00 $82.50
Youth $13.50 $40.50 $54.00 $67.50
Wed Each 3pack 4pack 5pack
Regular $19.25 $57.75 $77.00 $96.25
Senior $15.75 $47.25 $63.00 $78.75
Military $11.25 $33.75 $45.00 $56.25
Student $11.25 $33.75 $45.00 $56.25
Youth $8.25 $24.75 $33.00 $41.25
Christmas Carol Add On Pre-Christmas Evenings Post Christmas and Matinees
Center Sides Center Sides
Regular $44.75 $39.25 $36.75 $31.50
Senior $39.25 $35.00 $31.50 $27.25
Student $31.50 $29.00 $21.75 $18.50
Military $31.50 $29.00 $21.75 $18.50
Youth $28.50 $25.75 $18.75 $15.25

Group Discounts
We offer a discount of 25% for groups of 10 or more. Call Centertix at 263-ARTS for more information.


Rush Tickets
$15 Rush Tickets will be made available for all performances beginning 30 minute before curtain. Seating is best available from the remaining unsold seats.

Military Discounts
Perseverance Theatre is pleased to partner with Blue Star Families to welcome military personnel to our performances. Tickets are discounted up to 40% from our regular adult price.


sl_auditoriumSydney Laurence Theatre

at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts
621 W 6th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501

Perseverance at the PAC

Perseverance has been a resident company at the PAC since 2011, joining a group of Alaskan arts organizations including the Anchorage Opera, Anchorage Symphony, Anchorage Concert Association, Alaska Dance Theatre and more committed to bringing great performances to our audiences in this beautiful building. Great performances and great venues go hand in hand, and Perseverance is proud to be part of the work of the PAC and its resident companies to raise the quality of life in Alaska, and contribute vitality to the downtown core of Alaska’s largest city.

About the Sydney Laurence Theatre

The asymmetrical seating arrangement in the Laurence Theatre, with open boxes on the sides, creates a strong dramatic effect. The twilight palette of blues, grays and mauves is reinforced in the seating upholstery, designed by Alaskan resident Hugh McPeck, entitled Forest Floor.

Sydney Laurence (1865-1940) was the foremost painter of Alaskan landscapes. He came to Alaska in 1904 in search of gold and found painting to be more productive. His large canvas of Denali is part of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Collection of Fine Arts. The Anchorage Museum of History and Art has an entire gallery dedicated to his work.

The Sydney Laurence Theatre seats approximately 300 people across two levels.


The Sydney Laurence Theatre at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts