DREAMING GLACIER BAY by Joel Bennett Opens October 27
What draws 1920s movie star John Barrymore to sail his ship into the wilderness of Glacier Bay? Who is the couple he keeps returning to visit, and how are their lives intertwined? Dreaming Glacier Bay is a new play based on true events by Juneau playwright Joel Bennett. -- See Dreaming Glacier Bay October 24 to November 18 at Perseverance Theatre.
Playwright Joel Bennett is a Juneau-based photographer and filmmaker. His still photographs have appeared in a variety of U.S. and foreign magazines and books, including Life, Vanity Fair, Audubon, Defenders, Sierra, BBC Wildlife and Radio Times. He was the recipient of the Environmentalist of the Year award for 1993 by the Alaska Conservation Foundation. In 2001, he was designated Alaska filmmaker of the year.
Michael Evan Haney directs the play. He has most recently worked with Perseverance Theatre directing and adapting A Christmas Carol. Peter DeLaurier plays the role of John Barrymore. The cast also features Alaskan actors Shelley Virginia and Mike Peterson as Muz and Joe Ibach, and Cate Ross as Dolores Barrymore.
Dreaming Glacier Bay features scenic design by Dana Moran Williams, Lighting design by Art Rotch, and costuming by Juneau designer Shelly Wright. Lucy Peckham is creating the sound design.
Tickets to Dreaming Glacier Bay are available at the Perseverance Theatre box office, the JACC, Hearthside Books, by calling 463-TIXS, and at ptalaska.org.