A statement from Perseverance regarding COVID-19:
With deepest concern for the Juneau community, we are postponing all live performances of Fun Home given the recommendations of the CDC and Alaska Department of Health & Social Services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are exploring options to bring this show to you remotely, and are hoping to have Fun Home on our stage this fall. We will keep you abreast of updates as we have them.
We are so proud of our talented Fun Home creative team, cast, and crew, and we remain committed to centering the important stories of these communities in the future. We are also proud of our successful 41st season.
Yet, this pandemic is not only a critical threat to our health, but the livelihoods of everyone supported by Perseverance’s operations. About 50% of our revenue comes from ticket sales, which means suspending this show – which we believe is the only course of action – eliminates half the income for our final, largest, and most expensive show, after we have already spent the cost of creating it. This situation seriously threatens the livelihoods of our talented staff, artists, and crew, and our existence as an organization.
How You Can Help
If you have already purchased tickets to Fun Home, our box office will be reaching out to you in the coming weeks and offering you the following options:
• Donate: By donating the cost of your ticket(s) to Perseverance Theatre, you will support the salaries of the theatre staff and Fun Home artists, as well as ensure that Perseverance has a future. You will be recognized as a donor, receive a tax-deductible receipt, and help us survive this crisis.
• Defer: If we are able to stage Fun Home this fall, we will honor the purchase of your ticket and apply it to the show. If we are unable to re-stage this show, we will apply the cost of your ticket(s) to your account for use on another future performance.
• Refund: We can issue you a full refund, minus the processing fee. Please note that our administrative and box office staff will be working remotely during this time, and in advance, we thank you for your patience.
If you were planning on purchasing tickets to Fun Home or simply want to help, please consider donating to the theatre: https://ptalaska.org/donate-now/
Without the revenue from the Fun Home ticket sales, we are depending on the support of our loyal friends and patrons to ensure the survival of Perseverance Theatre through this crisis. We need your support more than ever, and indeed, it is critical to our organization. We acknowledge the serious impact the virus has on communities across the state, and Perseverance will do all it can to support Alaska’s recovery and well-being. We look forward to the moment that we can once again raise the curtain at Perseverance Theatre to celebrate our resilience and the power of theatre.
If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.ptalaska.org. For additional information regarding COVID-19 and guidelines to help keep yourself and others healthy, we recommend you visit: www.cdc.gov/Coronavirus and https://www.who.int.