News & Announcements
Franklin launches in Juneau Nov. 30;
A Christmas Carol returns to Anchorage Dec. 15-29
with J. Todd Adams as Scrooge
A scientist and a songwriter hunt for answers in Franklin, a world-premiere play by Samantha Noble, launching Nov. 30-Dec. 16 at Perseverance Theatre. The production, directed by Hannah Wolf (Juneau bred, a 2018 O’Neill Center National Directing Fellow), features original music by Juneau-based indie composer Marian Call.
Anchored in two eras on the same unforgiving Arctic seas, Franklin centers on two determined women forced to share a cabin aboard a modern-day research vessel. Caught bridging the gap between fact and story, art and science, the analytical Caroline and the intuitive Kira find themselves as trapped as the icebound crew of the 1840s expedition to find the Northwest Passage. Echoes from Franklin’s doomed journey lead the women through layers of history towards the lost ships, revealing that the truth can only be found when we listen to all sides of the story.
Click here https://www.ptalaska.org/franklin-press-release/ for more on Franklin, including show times, ticket info, and a preview clip.
Meanwhile in Anchorage, the company of A Christmas Carol is hard at work bringing to life the timeless holiday favorite by Charles Dickens, adapted by Arlitia Jones and Michael Evan Haney and directed by Teresa K. Pond. This year’s production will feature a dynamic new Scrooge: J. Todd Adams, whom audiences of Cyrano de Bergerac will remember as the evil (though sometimes hilarious) villain de Guiche.
And in this season of giving: please think of Perseverance as you’re making your end-of-year contributions.
We are grateful for your support of professional theatre, by and for Alaskans. Thank you for keeping us 40 seasons strong, and we’ll see you at the theatre!