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Perseverance Theatre to Close Season with SEVEN HOMELESS MAMMOTHS WANDER NEW ENGLAND, 5/1-24

Perseverance Theatre (PT) ends the season with Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England, written by Madeleine George. Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England runs on the Perseverance Theatre Mainstage May 1 - May 24, 2015. Tickets are available through Hearth Side Books, the JACC, online at perseverancetheatre.org or by calling 907-463-TIXS (8497). There are three Pay-As-You-Can Previews on Sunday, April 26 at 4:00 pm, Wednesday, April 29 at 7:30 pm, and Thursday, April 30 at 7:30 pm and two Pay-As-You-Can Performances on Sunday, May 3 at 4:00 pm and Thursday, May 7 at 7:30 pm.

Dean Wreen is not having a good week. Her college is in dire financial straits and a plan to close its tiny, all-but-forgotten natural history museum is sending unexpected shock waves across campus and out into the local community. At home, her ex-lover, Greer, is staying with her-sending shock waves of a different sort through her relationship with her current (and much younger) girlfriend, Andromeda. Town-gown relations are in tatters! The local newspaper is erupting in protest! Even the awful, historically inaccurate dioramas in the museum have started mouthing off! A screwball sex comedy about the perils of monogamy, certainty, and academic administration.

Directed by Tom Robenolt, Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England features set design and lighting design by Art Rotch, sound design by Rory Stitt and costume design by Clare Henkel.

Madeleine George's plays The Zero Hour, Precious Little, and Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England are published by Samuel French. Her work has been produced and developed by 13P, Clubbed Thumb, Soho Rep, Playwrights Horizons, New York Theatre Workshop, Shotgun Players, and Berkeley Rep in Berkeley; City Theatre in Pittsburgh; About Face Theatre in Chicago; The Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis; Two River Theater Company in New Jersey; and the O'Neill Playwrights Conference, among other places. She has received a MacDowell Fellowship, the Princess Grace Playwriting Award, and the Jane Chambers Award, as well as commissions from Manhattan Theatre Club and Playwrights Horizons. Seven Homeless Mammoths was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Award; The Zero Hour was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. Madeleine is an alum of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab and the Lark Playwrights' Workshop, and a founding member of the Obie-Award winning playwrights collective 13P (Thirteen Playwrights, Inc.), which recently imploded after nine years and thirteen productions. She grew up in Western Massachusetts and now lives in Brooklyn.

Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England is filled with fresh new faces, as well as some recognizable ones. PT welcomes Rebecca George, an actress based out of Fairbanks, who is playing the driving force of the play, Dean Wreen. Two actors from the recent production of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike are returning to the stage; local Juneau actor Katie Jensen is playing Greer and L.A. based, Sylvia Kwan, is playing Andromeda. Mike Peterson plays The Caretaker of the museum, and two University of Alaska Southeast students, Bryan Crowder (class of 2015) and former student Patricia Kalbrener will be playing the two hysterical early man characters.



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