Perseverance Theatre, Alaska’s premiere regional theatre, will present three titles in Juneau and Anchorage for their 2023-2024 season. Led by Artistic Director Leslie Ishii, Perseverance Theatre’s 45th Anniversary Season will bring a cult musical revival, a Southeast-Asian romantic comedy, and a timely piece on censorship to Juneau and Anchorage.
Kicking off the season is the cult-classic musical, Hedwig and The Angry Inch, with a book by John Cameron Mitchell, music and lyrics by Stephen Trask. First staged at Perseverance Theatre during their 2004-2005 season, this radical rock spectacle is revived on the Perseverance Mainstage for new and returning fans of the musical and production. Hedwig and The Angry Inch performs in Juneau September 15th, 2023 through October 1st, 2023. Anchorage performances will take place October 13th, 2023 through October 22nd, 2023.
Next up in Juneau will be Madhuri Shekar’s intercultural rom-com, A Nice Indian Boy. Writing for HBO, Netflix, and ABC Studios, Shekar crafts a vibrant and touching intercultural rom-com that explores the complexities of family, tradition, and identity in A Nice Indian Boy. This title will perform in Juneau on the Perseverance Theatre Mainstage from December 1st through December 17th, 2023.
Closing out their 45th season is Indecent, a play by previous Perseverance Theatre collaborator and internationally-acclaimed playwright Paula Vogel. Following the journey of Sholem Asch’s controversial play “God of Vengeance”, this powerful piece is the winner of two Tony Awards, including Best Direction of a Play in 2017. Indecent performs in Juneau from February 16th, 2024 until March 3rd, 2024. The production will travel to Anchorage for performances from March 15, 2024 through March 24th, 2024. “Our Perseverance Theatre Team works with great care to select our seasons— we listen deeply and work to support the conversations that our communities are working to bring forward for a just and equitable world. We welcome everyone to celebrate our communities and the incredible artistry and talent of Alaska as we produce this 2023-2024 Season”, says Artistic Director Leslie Ishii. Information regarding Season Subscriptions, ticket sales, and other artists working on the production will be announced in the coming weeks.