A colorful pile of scarves, seriously rumpled paperback copies of "Twelfth Night," and two rapiers and a dagger cover a table in McPhetres Hall downtown as a dozen youths sit in a circle on the floor.
...sensitive issues. "Romeo and Juliet" presents teen suicide. "Othello" deals with delicate racial issues, and "The Merchant of Venice" has been viewed as anti-Semitic. "Twelfth Night" features cross-dressing, mistaken gender identity and...
Janice Holst's students have 20 days to put on a show. And that means everything from writing the play to hiring actors to play the parts. "I'm amazed at what kids can come up with," said Holst, whose summer dance academy culminates in the performance of a play inspired by a popular favorite.
Like the clap of hands, a count sounds across Perseverance Theatre's main stage. "And one ... and two ... and three ..." With each beat, a child enters, moving slowly, exploring the planes of the stage, climbing, ducking and peering before slowly flitting away into the wings.
Shakespeare, hot old-time music, original songs and the masked dances of entropy take the stages in Juneau this week. "The Merchant of Venice," and "Entropic Discombobulation"open this weekend and promise to be highly entertaining. The two productions are performances by students in Perseverance Theatre's STAR program, dedicated students who are serious about theater.
August often means dog days for the Juneau arts scene, with little more than karaoke and the occasional bar band for entertainment. This week is an outstanding exception, with three out-of-town musical acts performing and two stage productions at Perseverance Theatre.
...and rock musician Dave Conway, emcee Becky Bear, 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, Marine Park. Events "The Merchant of Venice," and "Entropic Discombobulation," performances by students in Perseverance Theatre's STAR program, Perseverance...
Actors and ananchronists will transform Treadwell into a realm of mystery and imaginary danger this weekend. A game of Quest will be played Saturday amid the ruins of the historic mining town of Treadwell, just south of Douglas, and along the forested trails inland of Sandy Beach. Bill Thompson of Juneau organized a group of volunteers to stage the role-playing game, which is based loosely on the computer game Quest. The event is free and open to the public.
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