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
Kholan Studi Edward
Jake Waid* Paul
Diane Benson Linda
Brian Wescott* Tim/Minister

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

Randy Reinholz Director
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

Ticket Information

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

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  • 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.
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  • Additional Discounts and email notifications about selected special events at the theatre.

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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