For our 44th season, Perseverance Theatre is excited to partner with the University of Alaska: Anchorage Department of Theatre and Dance to bring professional theatre by and for Alaskans to the UAA Fine Arts Building Mainstage. Together, Perseverance Theatre and UAA will co-produce Kate Hamill’s Little Women, directed by Cara Hinh, and Lauren Yee’s The Great Leap directed by Leslie Ishii, Artistic Director of Perseverance Theatre.
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by Kate Hamill
based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott
Directed by Cara Hinh
Anchorage Performances December 2-18, 2022 on the UAA Fine Arts Mainstage
Jo longs to be a writer and travel the world. Meg hopes to marry a respectable man and start a family. Amy wishes she could hurry and grow up already. And Beth just wants everyone to be happy. In this fresh take on a classic coming of age story, the beloved March sisters grow up against the backdrop of the Civil War. Accompanied by the rich boy next door, the temperamental aunt, the stuffy tutor, the devoted mother, and a surprising amount of fake mustaches, Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth navigate their way through poverty, loss, and society’s expectations. Named Playwright of the Year by the Wall Street Journal in 2017, Kate Hamill expertly adapts a heartwarming and empowering tale of young women finding their way in the world.
The Great Leap
by Lauren Yee
Directed by Leslie Ishii
Anchorage Performances March 17 -26, 2023 on the UAA Fine Arts Mainstage
Manford Lum knows the game of basketball like the back of his hand. After all, he’s basically a legend on the Chinatown courts. It’s 1989 in San Francisco, and a determined Manford talks his way onto the American team scheduled to play a “friendship” game in Beijing. But when he arrives, he finds himself smack in the midst of post cultural revolution China, where tensions are high and one wrong move could get him into serious trouble. Here, Manford must come to grips with his identity, his past, and the choices he now faces. In this witty and fast-paced comedy by award-winning playwright, Lauren Yee, there’s more at stake than winning and losing, and when personal loyalties and politics collide, it all comes down to the final buzzer.