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2016-2017 JUNEAU 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
August 16 – September 18, 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
October 14 – November 6, 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.
Hold These Truths
By Jeanne Sakata
Directed by Leslie Ishii
November 18 – December 4, 2016
The nail that sticks out gets hit.
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.
This Wonderful Life
by Steve Murray
December 9 – 31, 2016
A holiday favorite comes to the Perseverance stage
A special showing of a holiday classic comes to Perseverance Theatre this December! Holiday everyman George Bailey comes to life onstage, played by Perseverance Theatre actor in residence James Sullivan. This Wonderful Life is an actor tour-de-force with Sullivan playing every character from the beloved holiday classic film, It’s a Wonderful Life. See an angel get his wings at Perseverance Theatre this holiday season.
They Don’t Talk Back
By Frank Henry Kaash Katasse
Directed by Randy Reinholz
January 27 – February 19, 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
March 17 – April 16, 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.