They Don’t Talk Back

January 27 – February 19, 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.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 7:30pm Pay-As-You-Can Preview
Thursday, January 26, 2017 7:30pm Pay-As-You-Can Preview
Friday, January 27, 2017 7:30pm Opening Night
Saturday, January 28, 2017 7:30pm
Sunday, January 29, 2017 4:00pm Pay-As-You-Can
Thursday, February 2, 2017 7:30pm Pay-As-You-Can
Friday, February 3, 2017 7:30pm Beer Friday
Saturday, February 4, 2017 7:30pm
Sunday, February 5, 2017 4:00pm
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 7:30pm Alaska Legislative Appreciation Night
Thursday, February 9, 2017 7:30pm
Friday, February 10, 2017 7:30pm
Saturday, February 11, 2017 7:30pm
Sunday, February 12, 2017 4:00pm
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 7:30pm
Thursday, February 16, 2017 7:30pm
Friday, February 17, 2017 7:30pm
Saturday, February 18, 2017 7:30pm
Sunday, February 19, 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 – $33 adult / $29 senior or military / $22 student
Saturday – $37 adult /  $32 senior or military / $25 student
Thurs/Sunday – $27 adults / $23 senior or military / $16 student

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Group Pricing
A 25% discount is available for groups of 10 or more.


Perseverance Theatre

914 Third St.
Douglas, AK 99824


Perseverance Theatre, 914 Third Street, Douglas, AK 99824