We have a commission with absolutely no funding. Big deal. We have approved $17 billion in bonding for a gas pipeline. Costs of an all-Alaska pipeline is $12-15 billion, with more than enough left over to build a liquefaction plant or plants and also the big fish (petro-chemical plants for value added industry).
Hanging over the heads of Gustavus City Council members during meetings is a sign reading, "We hope our ship comes in before the dock rots."
I t would be tough to argue that Shakespeare's works are undeserving of the reverence shown to them in the literary world. But it's possible that the lofty position they've been granted has obscured their origins as the people's plays, and their broad-based, unscholarly appeal.
"It's got all the human passions," said Aaron Elmore, who plays Hamlet in the upcoming Theatre in the Rough production, which opens Friday at McPhetres Hall. "It's a great story.
A diverse multitude of budding artists in Juneau - and Sitka - have dedicated the first part of their summer to attending fine arts camps, and they will finally get to show off their original, creative and fun work this week.
"Wittenberg" is a college town in Germany, enjoying its intellectual heyday in the early 1500s, also the setting of this brainy, bawdy play about the education of Hamlet, future King of Denmark.
If you thought poor old Hamlet faced one tough question - ``To be or not to be, that is the question'' - consider the agonizing toughie that the balding American male now faces after this week's big news from the Food and Drug Administration: Baldness or impotence?
Young adults alike will relate to Perseverance Theatre's upcoming comedic play "Wittenberg," written by David Davalos and directed by Mike Stevenson.
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