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JUNEAU - Alaska turned fifty on Jan. 3, the same day that Perseverance turned thirty. The latest Perseverance production, "8 Stars of Gold," is based on interviews with people living when statehood happened. The production will introduce audiences to them and their stories. This original play is built from interviews conducted by Ryan Conarro, Maia K. Nolan and Merry Ellefson with political, economic and cultural leaders from across the state - and with regular sourdoughs and cheechakos. 8 Stars introduces audiences to the fascinating characters - pioneering, charismatic, and eccentric - whose vision led to Alaska's unique admission to the union.
8 Stars of Gold opens at Perseverance 040109 AE 2 Capital City Weekly JUNEAU - Alaska turned fifty on Jan. 3, the same day that Perseverance turned thirty. The latest Perseverance production, "8 Stars of Gold," is based on interviews with people living when statehood happened. The production will introduce audiences to them and their stories. This original play is built from interviews conducted by Ryan Conarro, Maia K. Nolan and Merry Ellefson with political, economic and cultural leaders from across the state - and with regular sourdoughs and cheechakos. 8 Stars introduces audiences to the fascinating characters - pioneering, charismatic, and eccentric - whose vision led to Alaska's unique admission to the union.
Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Story last updated at 4/1/2009 - 11:06 am

8 Stars of Gold opens at Perseverance

JUNEAU - Alaska turned fifty on Jan. 3, the same day that Perseverance turned thirty. The latest Perseverance production, "8 Stars of Gold," is based on interviews with people living when statehood happened. The production will introduce audiences to them and their stories. This original play is built from interviews conducted by Ryan Conarro, Maia K. Nolan and Merry Ellefson with political, economic and cultural leaders from across the state - and with regular sourdoughs and cheechakos. 8 Stars introduces audiences to the fascinating characters - pioneering, charismatic, and eccentric - whose vision led to Alaska's unique admission to the union.

The play opens at 7:30 p.m. on April 3 at the Old Elks Hall, followed by a cake cutting to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Alaska Statehood. For details and tickets, visit www.perseverancetheatre.org or call 463-TIXS.


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