The 20th annual Last Frontier Theatre Conference is underway in Valdez.
Evening performances of showcase plays are open to the public. Admission is $10. All performances are scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Valdez Civic Center.
The evening performance schedule for the rest of this week is as follows:
Wednesday, June 13
Broadway, film and television actor Michael Graves stars as the departed great American writer Samuel L. Clemens, a.k.a. Mark Twain in Adam Klasfield’s The Report of My Death, produced by One Armed Man, Inc. Show Business Weekly called this play “…a rich exploration of one of America most celebrated minds, portrayed as one of its harshest critics.”
Thursday, June 14
Anne Hanley’s The Winter Bear, produced by Vox Box Arts Collective, directed by Jayne Wenger, tells the story of an abused, neglected Alaska Native teenager who has decided that suicide is his best option until Athabascan elder Sidney Huntington shows him how to use traditional culture to work through his despair and find his true voice.
Friday, June 15
Eoin Carney’s The Rendering of Conor McShea, produced by TBA Theatre. This raucous comedy is set in 1980s Belfast, and follows the struggle between Republican paramilitary leader Rory and the young American, Conor. Rory wants to stick to his code of only targeting armed adversaries, but Conor plans to kick “the cause” into high gear with his no-nonsense approach and grand ambition.
The 2012 Last Frontier Theatre Conference is supported by a $6,000 Alaska Humanities Forum general grant.