State leaders have been grappling with the bleak chore of reining in deficit spending, but tonight there is cause for celebration in Juneau. The annual Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities takes place tonight in the capital city. Awards will be given to outstanding Alaskans for their work in advancing art and humanities.
One of tonight’s recipients is Cyrano’s theater company in Anchorage. The small theater will receive the Award for Distinguished Service to the Humanities.
Sandy Harper, the long time owner of Cyrano’s will accept the award in Juneau this evening. Harper and her late husband, Jerry opened Cyrano’s Off Center Playhouse in 1992.
Sandy Harper is the owner of Cyrano’s theater company in Anchorage. She picked the plays and directors for the 2016 season but is passing the torch to Teresa Pond, who is the new Producing Artistic Director.