Attend any of the nightly theatre productions for free during the week of the Last Frontier Theatre Conference (June 9-June 15).
Saturday, June 9, 8:00 PM
Portland-based company Speculative Drama presents The Skin Coat, a reimagining of Cinderella-variant Thousandfurs. This production is wordless and movement-heavy, drawing on the principles of mask and physical theatre, using stylized makeup and costume to create a sumptuous visual world. Directed by former Valdez resident Megan Skye Hale, this show is suggested for audiences 12 and up.
Sunday, June 10, 8:00 PM
The Veritas Vigilantes Take Valdez features the playwrights from our artistic staff reading from their work. This annual event is a chance to journey into the heart of artists, experiencing the work of the leaders of this year’s Conference. Directed by Erma Duricko, with design work by Gregory Pulver and Timothy Brown. Suggested for audiences 16 and up.
Monday, June 11, 8:00 PM
Chicago’s Midnight Summit Ensemble presents Ashley Rose Wellman’s You Are The Blood, directed by Kalli Randall. A cynical stand-up comedian strikes up a friendship with an eccentric young performance artist who is both marrying her father and corresponding with murderers on death row. Dangerous and comedic new work from the author of Gravidity. Suggested for ages 14 and up.
Tuesday, June 12, 8:00 PM
RKP Productions and Cyrano’s Theatre Company present Anchorage playwright Schatzie Schaefers’ Spikes. A young columnist sees red flags during an interview at a major energy corporation whose CEO keeps the company’s explanation of its financial success and pricey stocks a closely guarded secret. This darkly comic story shows us both the perpetrators and victims of scams. But who is the culprit? Greed? Capitalism? Human Nature? Or all three? Loosely based on the Enron scandal. Suggested for audiences 16 and up.
Wednesday, June 13, 8:00 PM
Sycorax imagines the true story of Caliban’s mother, the woman described by Shakespeare’s Prospero as a “hag” and a “witch.” Betrayed by her mother, lover, son’s lover, society, and the vicious lies that Prospero has foisted on the world, Sycorax makes an excellent case to the gods for revenge. Inspired by, but independent of, Shakespeare’s The Tempest, this powerful monodrama by Y York offers a profound meditation on persecution, vengeance and forgiveness. Suggested for audience 12 and up.
Thursday, June 14, 8:00 PM
TBA Theatre presents Jacob Marx Rice’s Leni & Josef, directed by Erin Dagon Mitchell and starring Ryan Buen and Colby Bleicher. Leni Riefenstahl is a dancer, actor, and perhaps Germany’s most influential director. Joseph Goebbels is the charmingly brutal Minister of Propaganda, intent on consolidating power for the Nazi Party. When the ambitious minister hires the even more ambitious filmmaker to shoot the greatest propaganda movie ever made, it will pull two brilliant and dangerous minds into one of most productive, powerful, and deeply antagonistic relationships in the history film. Suggested for audience 16 and up.
Friday, June 15, 7:00 PM
Cyrano's Theatre Company presents two Greek scamps and a German drummer who come to Valdez all the way from… Rome! Don Quixotes by Glyka Stoiou, a comedy version of Cervantes' classic story, appropriate for audiences of any age.