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In the summer of 2014, Perseverance Theatre will present Summerfest – a six-week festival of three new plays – two by Alaskan writers and the most recent Tony Award-winner for Best Play. The Alaska stories include the remount of the world premiere production of The Blue Bear adapted from Southeast writer Lynn Schooler’s book of the same name, and Warriors, a world premiere by Alaskan author Dave Hunsaker about Alaska Native Warriors. The third play will be the hilarious 2013 Tony Award winner for Best Play: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang.

To complement the festival, and working in partnership with the University of Alaska Southeast, a training institute including residencies for writers, workshops, and readings of new plays in progress will take place on the UAS campus. The institute will involve actors in the festival company, locals, and a select number of special guest artists as faculty.

Alaskans and visitors to Alaska can take in one, two, or all three of the shows that will run on a rotating schedule for six-weeks in the summer of 2014. It’s a unique opportunity to experience wonderful stories about Alaska, take a glimpse into the lives of the people and culture that make Alaska great, and take in the latest Broadway hit comedy as it makes its debut in the Last Frontier.

Tickets are available now via a FlexPass Subscription or by calling 907-364-2421. You can also add Summerfest on to your Season 2014-2015 Regular Season Order Form.

The Blue Bear Adapted by Luan Schooler and Leon Ingulsrud
From the Book by Alaskan Author Lynn Schooler

July 2 – August 6, 2014

In a visually stunning production, The Blue Bear tells the story of Lynn Schooler, a wilderness guide and author from Juneau and his remarkable relationship with wildlife photographer Michio Hoshino as they search to find and photograph the rare and legendary glacier bear.

Warriors by Dave Hunsaker
 

Warriors is a play about Alaska Natives in war at different times in history.  Two young men in “Castner’s Cutthroats”, an elite scouting and fighting force in WWII survive off the land on Japanese-occupied Attu Island in 1943.  Two young women in the volunteer U.S. Army of 2003 transport a prisoner in Baghdad.  And through music, dance, masks, and storytelling other Alaska Native warriors from times past are invoked and brought to life.

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christoher Durang

June 28 – August 6, 2014

The 2013 Tony Award-winner for Best Play is a hilarious new work from the mind of Christopher Durang.Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is one of the most lauded and beloved Broadway plays of recent years. Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up, but their peace is disturbed when their movie star sister Masha returns unannounced with her twenty-something boy toy, Spike. A weekend of rivalry, regret and raucousness begins!

TO SUBSCRIBE IN JUNEAU:

Download the FlexPass Order Form or add it to your renewal or subscription on the JUNEAU 14-15 Season Subscription Form (PDF)

Call 907.463.TIXS (8497) or toll free 1.855.462.TIXS

SUBSCRIBER BENEFITS:

  • Ultimate Flexibility – FlexPass is worth three admissions – Bring yourself and two friends to a show or spend yourself out over all three shows
  • Best Seats/Priority Seating - Subscribers have access to the best seats available and will be let into each performance first
  • Ticket Exchange - Ability to exchange tickets to any night of the same value with no additional service charge
  • Lost Ticket Insurance - Lost or forgotten subscriber tickets can be reprinted at no charge in Juneau and a nominal fee in Anchorage
  • Exclusive Invitations to meet the artists involved
  • Additional Discounts and email notifications about selected special events at theatre

In addition, we value your input and look forward to talking to you over the season about what you like and what we can do differently. You are part of our team!

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SUMMERFEST FLEXPASS
AVAILABLE FOR ONLY $75

*Subscribers to Perseverance’s
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 What is a FlexPass?

A FlexPass offers the greatest flexibility and is easily redeemable for tickets to the performance of your choice.

  • Each pass is good for three admissions. You can bring yourself and two friends to one show, or you yourself could attend all three shows.
  • You are also not locked into any particular date. We will hold seats at every performance for subscribers until 10 minutes before showtime. If you prefer to reserve your seats in advance you can call us at Perseverance (463-TIXS (8497)) or call the JACC Box Office (586-ARTS (2787)).
  • You may also redeem your membership for tickets online via Vendini. You will incur no online ticketing fees for this redemption of your membership benefits and it is very easy to redeem online using your email address.

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