A Tlingit Christmas Carol

By Vera Starbard
Directed by Madeline Sayet

Released in staves throughout the Christmas season.

Show Description:

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, written by Vera Starbard, directed by Madeline Sayet, and featuring music composed by Ed Littlefield, will be released in streamed staves approximately 20 minutes each on:

November 27,
December 4,
December 11, and
December 18
at 7 p.m. AKT,
and on Christmas morning, December 25 at 10 a.m.

This production is family friendly and FREE. It will be available from Perseverance Theatre's Facebook page,  YouTube, and this website through January 7, 2021.


A Tlingit Christmas Carol will only be available through January 7, 2021.

Perseverance Everywhere

We are thrilled to introduce Perseverance Everywhere, as we continue this unprecedented season. Most of our shows this year will be streamed as Live Video Theatre, and as such will be available around the state, the country, and the world! This is a fantastic solution for Perseverance to continue to bring you the magic of live theatre straight to the comfort and safety of your home. Just like with live, in-person theatre, shows will be performed in real time, but instead of gathering in our theatre to watch, we will bring the theatre to you. Productions will also be available for a limited time on-demand. Because of this new format, we are offering a membership program similar to Netflix or Hulu. Simply choose a package and pay a monthly fee to receive various streamed performances as well as other goodies from Perseverance Theatre. This is Perseverance Everywhere, and by purchasing a package, not only are you getting a great deal, you receive the added value of knowing you are helping professional, regional theatre in Alaska to sustain and thrive in these challenging and unprecedented times. Please read below for rates and descriptions of all that is included in each package.


About the Playwright

Vera Starbard is a Tlingit and Dena’ina artist born in Southeast Alaska. She is the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Playwright in Residence at Perseverance Theatre. Vera is also the editor of First Alaskans Magazine, and a writer for the PBS Kids animated children’s program “Molly of Denali.” She is the recipient of numerous writing and editing awards, including the 2018 Alaska Literary Award, and a Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Award. She currently lives in Anchorage with her husband Joe, and too many cats.