Perseverance Theatre and A.C.T. present a virtual performance of Madhuri Shekar’s In Love and Warcraft. College senior Evie prefers the online role-playing game World of Warcraft to real life. In the game, she’s a fearless warrior with a boyfriend. In real life, she ghostwrites love letters for people, even though she’s never been in love. When Evie becomes attracted to her client Raul, she must decide whether to let her powerful and sexy warrior character out in the real world. Directed by Peter J. Kuo and featuring students from A.C.T.’s Master of Fine Arts program, In Love and Warcraft is a cosplay-loving romantic comedy about intimacy and love in the digital age.
Written and Directed by Frank Henry Kaash Katasse
On a family vacation to their cabin nestled in the beautiful wilderness of Alaska, Tlingit twins Kaash and Shaa find themselves on the adventure of a lifetime! Suddenly separated from their family and from each other, they have to figure out how to reunite and above all, how to save the valley that they love so dearly. Join these clever kids on their journey as they face ferocious Wolves, rap battle the fast-talking Raven, reason with the dramatic Bear, and search for the elusive Spirit of the Valley. This show is fun for the whole family and asks the important question, “What can you do to protect the magnificent land and nature that surrounds you?”
The Spirit of the Valley by Frank Henry Kaash Katasse will be live-streamed November 6-15.
by Vera Starbard
Directed by Madeline Sayet
A Christmas Carol just got a lot more Tlingit! We’ve all heard the classic story: it’s Christmas, there are spirits involved, a grumpy man says “Bah Humbug…” But what would happen if that story took place right here, right now in southeast Alaska? E.B. Scrooge is a successful, wealthy business person, but he’s not the nicest guy in town. In fact, most of the time, he’s downright mean. Can he learn to become a better person? Can he avoid the same tragic fate as his old friend Marley? Carol your way through this holiday classic, with a very Tlingit twist!
A Tlingit Christmas Carol by Vera Starbard will be released in streamed staves at 7 p.m. on November 27, December 4, 11, & 18, and at 10 a.m. on December 25, Christmas Day. After they are released, all staves will be available on demand through Russian Orthodox Christmas, Thursday, January 7
by Steve Murray
Conceived by Mark Setlock, adapted from the screenplay It's a Wonderful Life by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra, and Jo Swerling
Directed by Leslie Ishii & Josh Lowman
"Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings!” Sound familiar? Cozy up with Perseverance Theatre this holiday season for a retelling of everyone’s favorite holiday classic: It’s a Wonderful Life. One actor embodies nearly 40 different roles, bringing the story of George Bailey to life with humor, heart, and a little bit of magic. So hold on to Zuzu’s petals, turn up the volume of “Buffalo Gals”, and join us in Bedford Falls for a sprinkle of holiday cheer and a timeless reminder of what it means to live a wonderful life.
This Wonderful Life will be available to stream on demand from December 19-25 through Perseverance Theatre, and December 19-30 through Broadway On Demand.
We are thrilled to present our second Perseverance People Power Concert of the season! These concerts are meant to connect and activate our community in this time of social distancing. There is power, strength, and resilience in community.
Ticketing for all of our programming this year is in designated pay-as-you-can amounts. We think theatre and music should be accessible for all, but like many arts organizations, the current circumstances are challenging. Pay-as-you-can pricing means that those who can pay more have that option, and those who can’t are still able to see the show.
Born and raised in Arizona, Witty Youngman moved to Alaska in 2014 after graduating college in Kansas. She’s been playing guitar since she was 14 and singing since she was a kid in her grandma’s shadow. You can find her original music at soundcloud.com/whitney-briane or searching online for Witty Youngman.
Annie Bartholomew is an Alaskan songwriter and audio storyteller from Juneau. She is the recipient of a 2020 Rasmuson Project Award to record her album of songs inspired by narratives of women during the Klondike Gold Rush. Annie plays traditional folk guitar and clawhammer banjo, and her collaborative music ensembles can be heard at the Alaska Folk Festival every April. She was the March 2019 artist in residence through the Yukon Arts Centre’s Jenni House Residency in Whitehorse and was awarded the Alaska Historical Society’s Emerging Professional/Student travel scholarship to present her work at their 2019 conference in Kodiak. Annie is working with Theater Alaska to develop her historical songwriting project, Sisters of White Chapel, into a stage show and bring this history to new audiences.