They Don’t Talk Back
March 3-12, 2017
They Don’t Talk Back
By Frank Henry Kaash Katasse
Directed by Randy Reinholz
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.
Performances in the Sydney Laurence Theatre at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts.
|Thursday, March 2, 2017||7:30pm||Pay-As-You-Can Preview|
|Friday, March 3, 2017||7:30pm|
|Saturday, March 4, 2017||7:30pm|
|Sunday, March 5, 2017||4:00pm|
|Wednesday, March 8, 2017||7:30pm|
|Thursday, March 9, 2017||7:30pm|
|Friday, March 10, 2017||7:30pm|
|Saturday, March 11, 2017||7:30pm|
|Sunday, March 12, 2017||4:00pm|
|Skyler Ray-Benson Davis||Nick|
*Members of Actors Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers
|Cathy Rexford||Assistant Director|
|Frank Henry Kaash Katasse||Playwright|
|Art Rotch||Scenic and Lighting Designer|
|Tom Ontiveros||Projection Designer|
|E.B. Brooks||Costume Designer|
|John Nobori||Sound Designer|
|Ed Littlefield||Tlingit Language Consultant|
|Jason Ginter||Stage Manager|
|Calvin Zuelow||Assistant Stage Manager|
|Betsy Sims||Assistant Sound Designer|
|Friday/Saturday||Sunday – Thursday|
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Sydney 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.