Perseverance Theatre 2016-2017 Anchorage Season

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Peter and the Starcatcher
By Rick Elice based on the book by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
September 30 – October 16, 2016
The Neverland you never knew.
13-year-old Molly Aster adventures with pirates, a giant crocodile, and lots of angry Mollusks as she and three orphan boys attempt to return a trunk of precious star-stuff to her father. Pursued by a mustached pirate captain and his sidekick Smee, Molly searches for her father and makes some startling discoveries about herself, while the orphans take up residence on the island where dreams are born and time is whatever you wish it to be.

Not Medea
By Allison Gregory
(An NNPN Rolling World Premiere)
November 11-20, 2016
A classic story of modern motherhood.
A tired mother finally gets one night to herself. She escapes to the theatre but becomes part of the performance and reveals the secret of her past. She is not Medea, but a contemporary riff on the Greek classic that asks surprising questions about motherhood, marriage, adoption, and how our actions impact our children. Surprisingly funny and tragically honest, Not Medea is the show you did not know you meant to see.

A Christmas Carol
By Arlitia Jones and Michael Evan Haney based on the book by Charles Dickens
December 16-29, 2016
An Anchorage Holiday Tradition.
Witness Ebenezer Scrooge’s miraculous Christmas Eve transformation in our own adaptation of Dickens famous book. Ebenezer Scrooge is a greedy businessman, with no place in his life for kindness, compassion, or charity, destined to a lonely old age. But when four ghosts appear and warn him of a miserable afterlife, Scrooge is reminded of all the chances he had before to make different choices. Charles Dickens classic tale of redemption never ceases to please.

Hold These Truths
By Jeanne Sakata
January 6-15, 2017
The nail that sticks out gets hit.
Gordon Hirabayashi always knew he was different. When he was a young man in 1943, and Japanese-Americans were being moved into camps, Gordon chose to fight US Government action rather than obey an order he felt was unlawful. His experiences in the courts and camps of the time sparked his passion for the U.S. constitution, and his belief in our duty to uphold it. This is his true story.

They Don’t Talk Back
By Frank Henry Kaash Katasse
(A World Premiere produced in Association with Native Voices at the Autry and La Jolla Playhouse)
March 3-12, 2017
Two Tlingit cousins come of age.
When 17 year-old Nick takes a floatplane from Juneau to live with his grandparents in their village, his arrival means changes for his fisherman grandfather, his cousin Edward who hasn’t spent much time outside the village, and his Desert Storm-veteran father. Just as these Tlingit men are adjusting to their new lives together, the boys’ grandmother delivers shocking news. A world premiere portrait of a modern Alaska family.

To Kill a Mockingbird
By Christopher Sergel, based on the book by Harper Lee
April 28 – May 7, 2017
A compelling classic with urgent relevance.
Young Scout watches her father, the lawyer Atticus Finch, defend a black man accused of a horrible crime. Can Atticus secure justice for his client in this racially charged case, or does his influence have limits? Will the family pay an unacceptable price if he tries? See Harper Lee’s beloved tale of a young lawyer and his family testing their limits and the unwritten laws of their time.

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