PUBLISHED: 1:17 PM on Wednesday, November 1, 2006
One-act plays

Perseverance Theatre in conjunction with University of Alaska Southeast's theater program present the directing class one-act plays. Shows are at 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, and at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at UAS Hendrickson Building, Room 113. Admission is free. For more information, call 364-2421 ext 223.

"The Shawl" by David Mamet is directed by Corin Hughes-Skandijs and stars Jerry Demmert, Johanna Evans and Rob Arnold. A fake psychic tries to bilk a client out of her inheritance and at a critical moment where the con almost fails he has a new telepathic vision

leading both the client and the con artist to question what is real and what is not. "Chatroom" by Enda Walsh is directed by Jesse Alleva and stars Joshua Galbraith, Darrellene Karlson, Sophie Lager, Caroline

Schmitz, Benjamin Stathis and Adam Ward. Six teenagers gather in various internet chatrooms to talk with each other about pop culture and life... that is until boredom and rebellion combine, taking a nasty turn where the most vulnerable participant is picked-on and this online diversion turns into a deadly game.

'Red Light Winter'

Adam Rapp's critically-acclaimed play will open Nov. 9, at Perseverance's Phoenix Theatre. Texas native Jaime Castañeda will direct this searing piece about two former college buddies who escape their life in Manhattan to spend an unforgettable night with a French prostitute in Amsterdam's notorious Red Light District. Levi Fiehler, Megan Skye Hale and Brady Ingledue star.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9-11, and Nov. 17-19. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. Red Light Winter contains nudity, strong sexual content and cigarette smoking. Mature audiences only. For information, call 364-2421.