Plays at Perseverance mark time of transformation

Posted: Friday, October 08, 2010

Juneau has transformed in short order from a city lit with a surprising amount of summer sunshine and a downtown dotted with tourists to a quiet hometown covered in chilly rain, a precursor to the final metamorphosis into winter.

One annual sign of this changeover is the start of a new season at Perseverance Theatre.

The plays this year involve the idea of, appropriately enough, transformation, and how location can affect personal change.

Tonight is opening night, when "Circle Mirror Transformation" will modify the Douglas stage into small-town Vermont. From there, Perseverance will rework the sets, costumes and actors for "This Wonderful Life," "The Blue Bear," and "The Importance of Being Earnest." Special runs of "Tuesdays With Morrie," and "[title of show]" will round out the troupe's 32nd year.

The Capital City is fortunate to have the talents of all involved, from the interns to the leads, as they transform Third Street into a bit of Broadway cities 10 times Juneau's size would love to be able to capture.

So, as rehearsals end and those looking to be entertained replace empty seats, we say "Break a leg, Perseverance, and on with the show!"

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