The fall theatre production If.... is an original play for children written by Valdez residents.
If… was created under the direction of PWSC Theatre Programs Coordinator Dawson Moore, with contributions from Kerra Apolo, Heidi Franke, Dennis Humphrey, Kyle Walker, and Carl Young. It tells the tale of a teenage girl in Valdez who has decided to run away from home with her imaginary friend “If.”
Moore gave the writers an assignment in July to write short plays. When they were finished, he combined them all into one cogent storyline. The play stars Abigail Ruth Sims as Bronwyn and Sarah Jorgenson-Owen as If. The rest of the cast includes PWSC students Shahmeer Azmat and Kirsten Delozier; PWSC employees Kerra Apolo, Heidi Franke, and Jay Stevens; and community members Jamie Arciniega, Jovianna Arciniega, Elaine Gilson, Hannah Jane Gilson, Tracy Gilson, Emily Humphrey, Stepahnie Olson, Jadyn Tapp, Sarah Tapp, Alexander Wilder, and Carl Young.
Tracy Gilson, the owner of the Valdez Dance Company, will be providing choreography, in addition to acting. Former Valdez resident Flora Walters is creating original music. The production will feature extensive costumes by Dorenda Hollis-Kramp and lighting design by Kyle Walker. There will be a school matinee on Friday, November 16 at 10:00 a.m., with public showings that night at 7:00 p.m. at the Valdez Civic Center.