DEVILFISH Anchorage Press Release

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For immediate release  A Play for the AgesAlaska Native play goes back 10,000 years to seek adventure, romance, and difficult lessons of growing into a leader Anchorage, AK (October 9, 2019)  – Over 10 millennia ago, a giant sea creature – the Devilfish – destroys an entire village, and a young girl is the only survivor. She must make her way …

A Change to Our 2019/2020 Season

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Dear Friends, We felt the need to be responsive in order to be respectful of the communities and partners we serve and so highly value.  We say to you, our patrons and partners, we are grateful for your feedback regarding One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest and we have heard you! After much consideration, and consultation with members of our …

Steve Martin’s uproarious comedy THE UNDERPANTS plays May 17-June 16

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An innocent bloomer blunder brings domestic chaos in Steve Martin’s The Underpants, Perseverance Theatre’s 40th anniversary season finale, running May 17-June 16. When Louise, a young beauty attending a royal parade, finds that her unmentionables have fallen down around her ankles, she makes a hasty exit and assumes no harm done—but her priggish husband is mortified. How will his dead-end …

World premiere WHALE SONG runs Feb. 1-23 in Juneau

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A daughter of the Arctic confronts her destiny in Whale Song, a world-premiere play by Cathy Tagnak Rexford (Iñupiaq), performing Feb. 1-23 at Perseverance Theatre, Alaska’s professional regional theatre company. The production, directed by Madeline Sayet (Mohegan), also performs March 8-17 at the Alaska Center for Performing Arts in Anchorage. Soon after a baby is born in a small Arctic …

Welcome Our New Director of Outreach and Engagement Julie York Coppens

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  Perseverance Theatre welcomes veteran theatre artist and journalist Julie York Coppens to the staff this week as Director of Outreach and Engagement. In this role, a new leadership position for Perseverance, Julie will oversee communications and youth programming, working to build audiences while widening and deepening the theatre’s community connections—particularly in Juneau, but also in Anchorage and across the …

Love Poetry Slam

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Perseverance Theatre and 49th State Brewing Co. Present Poetry Slam – The Love Sessions Wednesday April 18th, 2018 – Door at 6pm, Slam at 7pm. at the 49th State Brewing Co. @ 3rd and G. Master of Ceremony – Trey Parker Guest Judges Shyanne Beatty – Alaska Native Heritage Center Don Megga – radio host Daryl Schaff – theatre personality …

Celebrating Indigenous People’s Day

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Dear Theatre Friends, Earlier this year, Gov. Walker signed a law recognizing the second Monday of October as Indigenous People’s Day. This was a holiday formerly recognized as Columbus Day, which Perseverance Theatre has not taken as a recognized holiday because we felt it was not respectful to the indigenous people of our land to do so. In light of …

Announcing Dates in Juneau and Anchorage for The World Premiere of The Snow Child

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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. JUNEAU, AK — Eowyn Ivey’s debut novel The Snow Child, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, is reborn as a magical new musical that dances on the …

Your Support Makes Theatre Happen!

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Perseverance Theatre Sustainers make convenient ongoing contributions that are automatically drafted each month. It’s an easy and efficient way to support the theatre you love through secure, automatic monthly payments from your credit or debit card. This means we’ll deduct your designated contribution from your account until you decide to let us know you’d like to stop or change it. …