Summerfest Unplugged


Summerfest Unplugged

Have you ever wondered how a play gets from script to stage? This summer, Perseverance Theatre invites you to Summerfest Unplugged, a weekend of two new plays. The process of creating live theatre is a collaborative one that involves playwright, actors, dramaturg, director, designers, and YOU, the audience member. Join Perseverance Theatre July 11th and 12th for a special weekend of new plays. You’ll see readings on the PT Mainstage of two new works: House of Dreams and Into the Wild, and you’ll get a chance to talk about the work with the authors, composers, and creators in special discussions and receptions after the shows.


Both of these plays are based on true Alaskan stories. House of Dreams imagines what happened when actor John Barrymore sailed the Infanta to Lemesurier Island to visit friends at a homestead not far from Glacier Bay. Into the Wild takes another look at the story of Christopher McCandless. Music and lyrics by Niko Tsakalakos and lyrics and story by Janet Allard bring Christopher, his family, and the friends he meets on his journey to life.


Get an all-access pass to this unprecedented event for $25. Tickets include your attendance at a reading of each show and the receptions and discussions following.


When: July 11th, House of Dreams, 4pm, Into the Wild, 7:30pm

July 12th, Into the Wild, 4pm, House of Dreams, 7:30pm
(Discussions to follow each performance.)


Summerfest Unplugged Pass: $20, Season Subscribers pay just $10!

Perseverance Theatre, Mainstage

Reception to follow at the theatre.

Tickets available at the JAHC, Hearthside Books, and by calling 463-TIXS or visiting

Summerfest Unplugged is sponsored by Alaskan Brewing Company and Louie’s Douglas Inn with support from Northwind Architects.To become a supporter, contact Amy O’Neill Houck at 907-364-2421 x230 or email

Purchase tickets here!

Read the Summerfest Unplugged Press Release