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.

Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England – Juneau

Dean Wreen is not having a good week. Her college is in dire financial straits and a plan to close its tiny, all-but-forgotten natural history museum is sending unexpected shock waves across campus and out into the local community. At home, her ex-lover, Greer, is staying with her—sending shock waves of a different sort through her relationship with her current (and much younger) girlfriend, Andromeda. Town-gown relations are in tatters! The local newspaper is erupting in protest! Even the awful, historically inaccurate dioramas in the museum have started mouthing off! A screwball sex comedy about the perils of monogamy, certainty, and academic administration.