Actors Kelly Gibson (from left), Aaron T. Moore, and Shadow Meienberg reframe the battle of the sexes in THE UNDERPANTS, Steve Martin's uproarious comedy, running May 17-June 16, 2019 at Perseverance Theatre.
Vimel Sephus in the title role of 'The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Diety,' by Kris Diaz, a hit from our 39th season.
Perseverance Theatre's mission is to create professional theatre by and for Alaskans. We value community engagement, cross-cultural collaboration, professional rigor, and regional voice. The Theatre was founded in 1979 and has built a national reputation, producing a diverse season of classic and contemporary plays and musicals. Our programming includes:
- Mainstage season at our facility in Juneau
- Anchorage season at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts
- New play workshops, readings, and Black Box productions in our Phoenix Theatre (second space)
- Outstanding education and training programs for youth and adults
Perseverance has premiered dozens of new plays by writers from Alaska and around the country, most recently Dreaming Glacier Bay, by Joel Bennet, and William, Inc., by Lucas Rowley. We recently launched the Playwright's Circle to support the development of original scripts, with a focus on historically underrepresented voices and talents. We serve hundreds of area students and their families with our popular STAR (summer youth acting program) and Spring Break drama camps, Young Company (after-school production opportunities for youth), reduced-price school matinees, and other programs.
Here's the lineup for our 40th Anniversary Season (2018-19) in Juneau:
Our Town, by Thornton Wilder, directed by Art Rotch (Oct. 5-Nov. 3)
Franklin, by Samantha Noble, directed by Hannah Wolf (Nov. 30-Dec. 16)
Whale Song, by Cathy Tagnak Rexford (Inupiaq), directed by Madeline Sayet (Feb. 1-24)
Guys and Dolls, music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, Book by Joe Swerling and Abe Burrows, directed by Shona Osterhout (March 15-April 13)
The Underpants, by Steve Martin, adapted from the play Die Hose by Carl Sternheim, directed by Teresa K. Pond, director (May 17-June 16)