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Subsistence, obsession and a new Moby Dick

...Starbuck (Andrew MacLean) looks on as Captain Ahab (Sara Waisanen) prepares to nail a gold coin to the mast of the Pequod...songs and dances to the production. Cast members Sara Waisanen, Jake Waid, Ishmael Hope and Darius Jones also contributed...
Bringing Mae West back to life

...early years as a young vaudevillian upstart to wisecracking sexy film star to the lonely isolation of her later years. Sara Waisanen plays Jo and Mae West, jumping from the present to the past, switching characters at a frantic pace throughout the...
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Actors shine in 'Hedwig,' 'Midsummer'

...Hangar Ballroom. To complicate things, Rory Merritt Stitt (Puck in "Midsummer" and Hedwig in "Hedwig") and Sara Waisanen (Helena and Yitzhak) starred in both and had the unenviable task of performing eight times in four days, Thursday...
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Diary of a traveling play

...hours after arriving in Anchorage and 72 hours before their first of four performances at the Sydney Laurence Theatre. Sara Waisanen, a native of Soldotna, plays Maria Shelly. She has lived in Juneau off and on since 2001 and was part of Perseverance's...
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Of scepters and sheep-hooks - 'Winter's Tale'

...appropriately stark, when the king is raving mad. J. M. Foldy turns in a rock-solid performance as Camillio, and I think Sara Waisanen as Paulina over-shot half a line early in the play, but the rest of her interpretation of a complex role was exactly...
Perseverance season ends on an 'Up' note the play. The character, as written, has perhaps the most interesting arc of development of any in the play. Sara Waisanen plays a low-rent, unwed teen mother who shops at TJ Maxx - the only indication we get in the play that this is set...
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Proof: Love, math and mystery

...She hasn't had any social contact or anything for four years. She's just been caring for her father," said Sara Waisanen, who plays Catherine. "She's been with this man who is crazy, but also brilliant, and she's lived with him...
The burden of 'Proof' ask permission, and they granted it. "It really came down to the good graces of one woman in Seattle," said Sara Waisanen, one of the four actors in the play. Waisanan, director Terry Cramer and the cast members were committed to the...
Best Bets: From Mae West to a folk-music master

...time, all 13 work." The concert is a benefit for the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council. In "Dirty Blonde," Sara Waisanen and Josh Foldy open the Perseverance Theatre season again. The two starred in "Proof" last year and once again they...
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Perseverance's 'Dirty Blonde': Risque Business

...85-year-old Mae takes place in a room streaked with banded sunlight; I think Mr. Clark's touch was too diffuse here. Sara Waisanen is great as Mae West. This is a role that plays to her obvious strengths. She also does a good job of switching between...
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