Sunday, June 12, 8:00 PM
An Evening With Our Featured Artists, directed by Erma Duricko, features our artistic staff reading from the work that touches them the most. This annual event is a chance to journey into the heart of artists, experiencing the work of the leaders of this year’s Last Frontier Theatre Conference. Suggested for audiences 16 and up.
TossPot Productions presents Kevin Armento’s Good Men Wanted, directed by Carrie Yanagawa. During the American Civil War, five women leave their identities and the safety of their feminine domain behind to join the war efforts – as men. Based on true stories, this is not a tale of North vs. South, but a tale of gender divided. Why did they do it? Whatever the reason, they were the secret soldiers in a war that changed America forever. Recommended for audiences 14 and up.
UAA Department of Theatre and Dance presents Stalking the Bogeyman, adapted by Markus Potter & David Holthouse, with additional writing by Shane Zeigler, Shane Stokes, and Santino Fontana. When he was seven, David Holthouse was raped by a 17-year-old acquaintance that he knew through friends of his parents. Twenty five years later, David learns that the man who destroyed his childhood has moved into his new neighborhood, and he meticulously plans the murder of the Bogeyman. Recommended for audiences 15 and up.
Valerie Hager’s award-winning one-woman show Naked in Alaska, directed by Scott Wesley Slavin. At 21, Valerie is invited by her best friend to work at a strip club in Tijuana, but what begins in innocence and excitement over making some easy cash seduces her into a 10-year career (that in the show) mostly takes place in Fairbanks, Alaska. Naked in Alaska tells a complex, sexy, and enchanting story that grapples with issues individuals struggle with in all walks of life: worthiness, friendship, loyalty, forgiveness, and finding a place in oneself and the world to feel free. Suggested for audiences ages 18 & up.
Perseverance Theatre presents Kevin T. Bennett and Rebecca George in Sharr White’s Annapurna. Twenty years ago, Emma walked out on Ulysses in the middle of a night he can’t remember, and she never forgot. Their bizarre reunion in his cramped trailer home full of her unexpected luggage, his failing health, and the debris of his literary life, is a hilarious and and breathtaking story of love, legacy, and forgiveness. Suggested for audiences 18 and up.
Australia’s The Owl and the Cat Theatre presents Amy Tofte’s FleshEatingTiger, directed by Thomas Ian Doyle and starring Gabrielle Savrone and Marcus Molyneux . Vicious dark humor chronicles an affair under the influence: He struggles with sobriety, She’s dependent on his affection. Scenes unravel with varying degrees of realism, absurdism, and symbolism, with the line between drama and reality relentlessly blurred, just as addiction blurs a healthy relationship. Suggested for audiences 16 and up.
Call 834-1614 for more information, or 835-2469 during the Conference