OUR 2018-2019 SEASON
Don't Dress for Dinner
by Marc Camoletti / adapted by Robin Hawdon · directed by Virginia Taylor
September 7 - 23, 2018
Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse, whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights and has invited his best friend, Robert, along to provide the alibi. It's foolproof; what could possibly go wrong? Well, it's a farce, so... everything! An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed.
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
by Barbara Robinson · directed by Stephanie Leigh
November 23 - December 16, 2018
In this classic Christmas comedy, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids—probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won't believe the mayhem—and the laughs—when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head-on! This delightful comedy is adapted from the best-selling young adult book and is fun for audience members of all ages.
The Diary of Anne Frank
by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett / adapted by Wendy Kesselman · directed by R. Scott Cantrell
February 1 - February 24, 2019
In this powerful adaptation, Anne Frank emerges from history a living, lyrical, intensely gifted young girl, who confronts her rapidly changing life and the increasing horror of her time with honesty, wit, and determination. Newly discovered writings from Anne's diary, as well as survivor accounts, are interwoven to create a contemporary impassioned story of the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic. The Diary of Anne Frank captures the claustrophobic realities of their daily existence—their fear, their hope, their laughter, their grief.
The Feral Child
by Rand Higbee · directed by Carl Bright
March 22 - April 7, 2019
Abandoned at an early age, Mary was raised in the jungle by a family of tigers. When she is finally rescued at the age of 13, Mary believes she is a cat. Dr. James Hauser, a well-known child psychologist, and his wife, Irene, contrive to win custody of Mary so they can attempt to turn her from a wild creature into a proper human being. Mary, however, may prefer the life of a cat to the life of a human.
ACT is proud to present the world premiere of The Feral Child, marking the second time a comedy
by playwright Rand Higbee will debut on our stage!
by Eric Coble · directed by Colby Bleicher
May 3 - 26, 2019
Jonas' world is perfect. Everything is under control and safe. There is no war or fear or pain. There are also no choices. When Jonas turns 12, he is selected for special training from The Giver. Jonas learns The Giver is the only person who holds any memories of real pain and real joy. Now Jonas will learn the truth about life—and the hypocrisy of his utopian world. Through this astonishing and moving adaptation of Lois Lowry's Newbery Medal-winning novel, discover what it means to grow up, to grow wise, and to take control of your own destiny.
Second Chances: Stories of Hope, Addiction and Recovery in Alaska
September 25, 2018
Anchorage Community Theatre hosts an evening of storytelling to conclude Recover Alaska’s series of events for Recovery Month (September). Recover Alaska’s mission is to reduce excessive alcohol use and harm and the stigma associated with alcohol misuse. Join ACT and Recover AK in celebrating and learning from local community members as they share their stories of hope, addiction, and recovery in Alaska. Free admission, reservations recommended.
Two Jews Walk Into A War…
by Seth Rozin · directed by Janet Stoneburner
Presented by RKP Productions in collaboration with ACT
October 5 - 28, 2018
“Ishaq and Zeblyan are the last remaining Jews in Afghanistan. They share the only remaining synagogue that has not been destroyed by the Taliban. They share a mission to repopulate the Jewish community in Kabul. But they also hate each other. Can this Middle Eastern odd couple commit to one incredible act of faith to keep
the diaspora alive without killing one other?” (From Playscripts, Inc.)
Janet Stoneburner directs acclaimed actor/director/playwright Dick Reichman and the
2018 Press Pick for Best Actor Mark Stoneburner in Seth Rozin’s two-person dark comedy
about contemporary Jewish diaspora, inspired by news stories of the early 2000s.
Presented by The Storytellers’ Guild of Anchorage
October 30, 2018
ACT hosts The Storytellers’ Guild as they bring you an evening of scary stories.
These creepy and scary stories are sure to keep you on the edge of you seat.
Warning… This event is not for the faint of heart or the very young. ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK!
This is a non-ticketed event and reservations will not be taken.