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Perseverance presents Betrayal by Harold Pinter

Perseverance presents Betrayal by Harold Pinter

Nobel Prize winning playwright Harold Pinter’s groundbreaking play of love, deception and friendship Betrayal comes to Anchorage as Perseverance Theatre’s latest offering. Shona Strauser who plays one-third of a love triangle along with Daniel Billet who plays another third give Jean and Steve an insight into this powerful and influential play.

KSKA: Friday 4/12 at 2:45 pm

April 12, 2013
When You Comin’ Back Red Ryder

When You Comin’ Back Red Ryder

Our stop this week is a rundown, out of the way New Mexico diner where the patrons are thrown into a searing conflict between generations and classes and must face their own pasts and inadequacies. UAA Theatre actors Aspen Murray and Caleb Bourgeois drop by to talk about this intense Obie Award winning play When You Comin’ Back Red Ryder by Mark Medoff.

KSKA: Friday 4/5 at 2:45pm

April 4, 2013
Dead Man’s Cell Phone by Sarah Ruhl presented by Cyrano’s Theatre Company

Dead Man’s Cell Phone by Sarah Ruhl presented by Cyrano’s Theatre Company

You’ve all heard the ubiquitous “please turn off your cell phones” before performances, but this time it takes on a new meaning as Cyrano’s Theatre Company presents Sarah Ruhl’s  Dead Man’s Cell Phone. Director Codie Costello and Actor Josh Lowman join Stage Talk this week to talk “face-to-face” (no texting, please) with Jean and Steve about this wildly imaginative new comedy opening March 29th and running through April 21st.

KSKA: Friday March 29 at 2:45 pm

March 28, 2013
TossPot Productions presents A Gulag Mouse by Arthur M. Jolly

TossPot Productions presents A Gulag Mouse by Arthur M. Jolly

There’s a new theatre in town called TossPot Productions and they’re starting off their premier season with a powerful offering–A Gulag Mouse by Arthur M. Jolly. Actor/Producer Jill Sowerwine and Actor/Scenic Artist Morgan Mitchell drop by Stage Talk to give an insider’s look at this new company and this exciting play opening at Out North Theatre and running March 22nd through April 7th.

KSKA: Friday 3/22 at 2:45pm

March 22, 2013
Pirates of Penzance

Anchorage Opera presents Pirates of Penzance

Gilbert and Sullivan come to the stage as Anchorage Opera produces Pirates of Penzance. Stage Director Bill Fabris and Executive Director Kevin Patterson join Jean this week to talk about this very popular comic opera closing out the company’s season performing at the Discovery Theatre April 5, 6 and 7th.

    KSKA: Friday 3/15 at 2:45pm

March 14, 2013
Rand Higbee’s At Home With The Clarks at Anchorage Community Theatre

Rand Higbee’s At Home With The Clarks at Anchorage Community Theatre

Take the sensibilities of a classic TV sitcom like Father Knows Best, combine it with a nuclear war and toss in a little bit of George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead and you have what it takes to spend a night At Home With The Clarks. Join Playwright Rand Higbee, Executive Director Bill Cotton and Actor Bill McAllister as they talk about the world premier of this hilarious comedy produced by Anchorage Community Theatre opening March 9th and running through the 31st.

KSKA: Friday 3/8 at 2:45pm

March 7, 2013
TBA presents Harry Chapin’s Cotton Patch Gospel

TBA presents Harry Chapin’s Cotton Patch Gospel

It’s a toe-tapping, bluegrass retelling of the Book of Matthew as Wayne Mitchell (washboard) and Bob Fairchild (bass) drop by the studio to talk about TBA‘s upcoming production of Harry Chapin’s Cotton Patch Gospel, opening on March 8th and running through the 17th at APU’s Grant Hall Theatre.

    KSKA: Friday 3/1 at 2:45pm

March 1, 2013
VPA’s Clue: The Musical and The Sting visit Stage Talk

VPA’s Clue: The Musical and The Sting visit Stage Talk

The audience tries to “figure it out” in both of Valley Performing Arts’ upcoming productions of Clue: The Musical which opens February 22nd and runs through March 17th and The Sting which opens April 5th and runs through the 21st. Cast members from both shows join Jean and Steve to give hints about these exciting productions.

    KSKA: Friday 2/22 at 2:45pm

February 22, 2013
UAA presents Jane Austin’s timeless classic, Sense and Sensibility

UAA presents Jane Austin’s timeless classic, Sense and Sensibility

“Sense” and “Sensibility” otherwise known as Taylor Campbell (Marianne) and Andrea Staats-Rober (Elinor) join Stage Talk this week to discuss UAA Department of Theatre and Dance‘s upcoming production of the classic Jane Austin novel Sense and Sensibility as adapted for the stage by acclaimed playwright Jon Jory. Sense and Sensibility opens on the UAA Main Stage on February 22nd and runs through March 10th.

KSKA: Friday 2/15 at 2:45pm

February 14, 2013
Cyrano’s Theatre Company presents Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris

Cyrano’s Theatre Company presents Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris

Clybourne Park, which takes place in the same neighborhood where the Younger family was moving to at the end of A Raisin in the Sun, is being produced by Cyrano’s Theatre Company. Join actors Jamie Nelson and Morgan Mitchell as they talk about this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning drama opening February 8th and running through March 10th.

KSKA: Friday 2/8 at 2:45pm

February 5, 2013
Krystal DeJesus and Andrew Smith in Cmplt Wks Wm Shkspr (Abrgd)

AFAA prsnts Cmplt Wks Wm Shkspr (Abrgd)

Three actors present thirty eight plays written by The Bard in less than two hours. Plus dinner! Join Director and Actor Krystal DeJesus and fellow Actor Andrew Smith as they talk about how The Alaska Fine Arts Academy is able to present The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) as Dinner Theatre at The Bear Mountain Grill in Eagle River.

KSKA: Friday 2/1 at 2:45pm

January 31, 2013
Perseverance Theatre’s Bigfoot and Other Lost Souls

Perseverance Theatre’s Bigfoot and Other Lost Souls

Lions and tigers and … Bigfoot? What’s the connection between Perseverance Theatre’s world premier of Mark Hollmann and Adrien Royce’s Bigfoot and Other Lost Souls and The Wizard of Oz? Listen to Stage Talk to find out about this quirky musical opening at the Syndey Laurence Theatre January 25th and running through February 3rd.

KSKA: Friday 1/25 at 2:45 pm

January 25, 2013
A Shayna Maidel presented by ACT

A Shayna Maidel presented by ACT

Two sisters separated by many years, two continents and a world war come together in the powerful drama, A Shayna Maidel by Barbara Lebow presented by Anchorage Community Theatre opening January 25th. AnnaKate Williams and Karina Becker who play the two sisters join Stage Talk this week to talk about their journey.

KSKA: Friday 1/18 at 2:45 pm

January 18, 2013
Sense and Sensibility at VPA

Sense and Sensibility at VPA

Valley Performing Arts brings to the stage one of Jane Austin’s most loved stories in Sense and Sensibility. Join actors Greta Kopperud and Steve Impson as they give an insight into this tale of romance, witty banter and heartbreaking tenderness; opening January 11th and running through February 3rd.

KSKA: Friday 1/11 at 2:45 pm

January 11, 2013
Anchorage Opera presents Puccini’s Tosca

Anchorage Opera presents Puccini’s Tosca

Sex, betrayal, death… and a beautiful woman. Sounds like opera! So does Stage Talk this week as Anchorage Opera‘s Executive Director Kevin Patterson joins Jean and Steve to talk about the Puccini’s Tosca opening January 25th at the Discovery Theatre.

KSKA: Friday 1/4 at 2:45 pm

January 4, 2013
Freud’s Last Session

Freud’s Last Session

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, but sometimes a play is more than just a play. Sigmund Freud (Dick Reichman) and C. S. Lewis (Kevin T. Bennett) and director, Krista Schwarting come by the station to have a session with Stage Talk and talk about Freud’s Last Session. This exciting two-man debate between seemingly opposing but surprisingly similar views runs Jan 4 – 27 at Cyrano’s.

KSKA: Friday 12/28 at 2:45 pm

December 28, 2012

Stage Talk Looks Back on 2012

Stage Talk hosts Jean Paal and Steven Hunt look back at some of the most memorable shows of the 2012 season. Categories include most memorable Actor, Actress, Plays by a Local Playwright, Funniest, Up and Coming, Under the Radar and Play of 2012.

KSKA: Friday 12/21 at 2:45 pm

December 21, 2012
It’s A Wonderful Life, A Live Radio

It’s A Wonderful Life, A Live Radio

Cyrano’s Theatre Company brings back it’s popular radio version of the film classic It’s A Wonderful Life. Listen as Director Elizabeth Ware and Actor Mark Robokoff talk about taking a movie that’s been turned into a radio play and then putting it together on the stage. It’s A Wonderful Life runs December 6 – 23rd.

KSKA: 12/14 at 7:45 pm

December 14, 2012
Alaska Theatre of Youth Presents Two Christmas Classics

Alaska Theatre of Youth Presents Two Christmas Classics

Always wanted more of Christmas? Alaska Theatre of Youth is offering two Christmas shows for the holiday season. Jessica Jacob, Executive Director of ATY and Ed Silcox, one of the “Fathers in the Trenches”, or to be precise, a dedicated volunteer whose son Evan has appeared in numerous productions appear on Stage Talk this week to talk about how to balance doing two shows at once.

KSKA: Friday 12/7 at 2:45 pm

December 7, 2012
‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ Presented by Alaska Fine Arts Academy

‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ Presented by Alaska Fine Arts Academy

Willie Wonka makes a visit to Stage Talk this week as the Co-Director and “Charlie” show up to talk about Alaska Fine Arts Academy’s production of Roald Dahl’s endearing story of a young boy who wins a trips to the chocolate factory and ends up with a life-long adventure.

KSKA: Friday, 11/30 at 2:45pm

November 30, 2012