Young Company performs CRUSH Oct. 20-22

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Cole (Zain Haider Mufti) and Aspen (Nina Rautiainen), who may or may not be an extra-terrestrial with bad intentions, share a romantic moment amidst the famous billboards of Pin Cushion.

You’ve met the good folks of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire; time to face the evil aliens of Pin Cushion, California. Our fall Young Company production—a quirky, somewhat creepy but heartwarming take on Our Town—performs one weekend only on the Perseverance main stage, in repertory with… that other play. Our own Julie York Coppens directs a lovable cast of Juneau students ages 11-17 in a play you have to believe to see. Don’t miss it!

Show times:
4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20
7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21
7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22

$5 for youth, $12 for adults
(907) 463-TIXS
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In addition, visiting Crush playwright Stephen Gregg will teach a series of FREE writing workshops for youth:

Jump-Start Your Play!

Bark (Hunter Hill, right) tries to explain that the new girl in school is, in fact, an evil alien bent on destroying the town.

So you’ve got an idea in your head that wants to be on stage—a story to tell, a new world to explore, a one-of-a-kind character or two just waiting to be brought to life. How do you turn a good idea to an actual script? And then how do you turn that script into theatre? Stop wondering and start writing, with help from one of the best. Bring your imagination and your preferred writing implements, because we’re going to do some extreme scripting.

1-3 p.m. (ages 9-13) and 3:30-5:30 p.m. (ages 14-18)
Friday, Oct. 19 at Zach Gordon Youth Center, 396 Whittier Street in Juneau

1-3 p.m. (ages 10 and up) Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Douglas Public Library,
1016 Third Street in Douglas

Participants in the Library workshop will receive free admission to Saturday’s 4 p.m. first performance of CRUSH. And also, snacks. Join us!