Hammett Play Debuts in Anchorage

Former Anchorage Daily News reporter Peter Porco’s new play Wind Blown and Dripping premieres tonight in Anchorage at Cyrano’s Playhouse. The play focuses on mystery writer Dashiell Hammett’s work as the editor of a soldier’s newspaper in the Aleutians during World War 2. Hammett brings black soldiers on staff at the paper, creating controversy over segregation. The production is Porco’s first full length stage play. He says at first he approached the work as a reporter, but quickly learned he had to write small when condensing racism, corruption and World War 2 onto a small stage.

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage

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