ACT's 2017/2018 Season: Stories You Thought You Knew


A season of fresh perspectives, misdirection, and imaginative reinventions

We can't wait to share this season of exciting titles with you! We're kicking the season off with the world premiere of Silver Thaw a new murder mystery by local Alaskan playwright, Schatzie Schaefers. Christmas promises to be full of laughs with Let Nothing You Dismay a comedy of errors from the playwright that brought you Perfect Arrangement. Fans of classical literature (and everyone else) are sure to be moved by Young Jane Eyre; a family friendly adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's famous novel with a focus on Jane's childhood. We'll welcome springtime with Shakespeare in Hollywood a great comedy by beloved playwright Ken Ludwig (Baskerville, Lend Me A Tenor). Finally, we'll finish the season with another family play; And in This Corner: Cassius Clay tells the story of Muhammad Ali's early years growing up in a segregated America.

Our theme for this season is Stories You Thought You Knew. We've chosen plays that deepen our understanding of characters and historical figures, shift our perspective on events or people, and find creative ways to mislead or redirect us. We think you're going to like it.