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Perseverance Theatre On Tour


April 20, 2005

Ketchikan, Alaska - Perseverance Theatre is now touring its original production entitled Alive in the Eddy, directed by Shona Strauser. After a one-night only performance in Juneau on April 8 at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall, the ensemble and crew of Alive in the Eddy began an Alaska tour - Beyond Heritage.

jpg Alive in the Eddy performers

Alive in the Eddy performers in Ketchikan
Photograph by Carl Thompson©2005

The group performed next in Ketchikan Saturday at the Ketchikan High School auditorium. From Ketchikan they are scheduled to perform in Wrangell on April 23rd at the Nolan Center and Fairbanks on April 30th at the Centennial Center for the Arts.

Over the course of an hour-long performance, Ishmael Hope, Lily Hudson, Ramiro Rivera and Allan Hayton present an Alaska Native story interwoven with contemporary stories through interviews with local community members. Included in the performance are:

  • Aak'wtaatseen, Salmon Boy, a story from the Kiks.adi Tlingit clan about adventures and lessons learned from the Salmon People;
  • Audience interaction and community involvement;
  • Original Sand Hill Crane Dance choreographed by Zoe Wells;
  • The stories of today, through interviews of real people.


photo galleryPhoto Gallery by Carl Thompson


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