'Rush at Everlasting' opens Friday



Perseverance Theatre will open their third production of the 2013/2014 season, the world premiere “Rush at Everlasting,” on Friday, Jan. 10.

Written by Alaskan playwright Arlitia Jones and directed by Perseverance Artistic Associate Bostin Christopher, the play tells the story of two women who plan to rob a bank in the 1930s. The three person cast is Charity Pomeroy (as Ruby Gold), Tom Robenolt (as Jim Ryan) and Tiffany Nichole Greene (as Africa Jade).

Anchorage playwright Jones, the recipient of an Individual Artists Fellowship from the Rasmuson Foundation, is currently a playwright in residence with the Seattle Repertory Theatre for the 2013-2014 season. In July, her short play, “Tornado,” was selected as a winner in the 38th Annual Samuel French OOB Short Play Festival in New York City, where she also participated as an emerging playwright in the 2013 Director’s Lab at Lincoln Center.

Director Christopher’s previous directing credits include Perseverance productions “The 39 Steps” and Betrayal,” as well as a previous play by Jones, “Make Good the Fires,” which was produced at Cyrano’s Theatre in Anchorage in 2009. He most recently appeared on stage as Long John Silver in “Treasure Island,” and has also acted in “A Christmas Carol” and “Of Mice and Men,” among other productions.

In addition to Christopher, the artistic team for this play includes Jayne Wenger (dramaturg), Art Rotch (set design), Lauren MacKenzie Miller (lighting design), Valerie Snyder (costume design), Lucy Peckham (sound design) and Nicoline Dawson (stage manager).

The play runs through Feb. 2, and will then move to the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts in Anchorage, where it will run from Feb. 14-22.

Tickets are available through Hearthside Books, the JACC, online at perseverancetheatre.org or by calling 463-TIXS (8497).

For more information, visit perseverancetheatre.org

A conversation with Alaska playwright Arlitia Jones


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