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The Cyanide Ball – An inspiration for TREADWELL GOLD

In one of our favorite moments in Treadwell Gold, the character of Hanna–in her role as the Independence Day Goddess of Liberty–recites a poem, “Turning Rock into Gold.” The source of the poem, courtesy of Sheila Kelly’s book came from the dance program from the 1910 “Cyanide Ball,” a dance in celebration of the technology that made mining in Treadwell possible. Here is the illustrated version of the poem as printed in the dance program in 1910. It’s the 1910 version of an infographic. In rhyming quatrains, of course.

See Treadwell Gold only through July 3 at Perseverance Theatre in Juneau. Tickets are available online, and by calling 907-463-TIXS.




Announcing Dates in Juneau and Anchorage for The World Premiere of Snow Child

The Snow Child, Perseverance Theatre’s Co-Production with Arena Stage to debut in Alaska in 2018
A world premiere musical based on the novel by Eowyn Ivey and Directed by Perseverance Theatre founder, Molly Smith.

The Snow Child runs in Anchorage, May 25-27, 2018, and in Juneau, June 9-10, 2018, as a kick-off to Perseverance Theatre’s Ruby Anniversary Season. Tickets to this limited engagement are available now as a part of the Perseverance Theatre subscription package by calling 907-463-TIXS, or online for Anchorage subscriptions.




Community Events in Anchorage During To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird opens on April 28th in Anchorage, and runs through May 7. and we have many special events and opportunities for you to engage with the cast and members of the community about the play, the novel, and the connections this story has to life in Alaska in 2017.




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