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When Jessica Anne Williams’ Coast Guard husband told her they were moving to Alaska, at first she thought he was kidding.

Jessica and Tristen Williams
“When Tristen called to tell me we were moving to Alaska, I was in Chicago, sitting outside on an 80-degree day, near the Trump Tower building and looking at the river,” she said. “At first I laughed because I thought he was joking, but when I realized he was serious, I imagined the trees and mountains and thought to myself how beautiful and refreshing it would be.”

Nutcracker Faire brings Christmas to the commons

This weekend, Homer Council on the Arts transforms Homer High School’s commons and gymnasium into a winter wonderland holiday bazaar. The annual Nutcracker Faire offers shoppers the opportunity to browse the aisles of local arts, crafts, educational items and food, as tiny ballerinas, mice, flowers and candy canes make their way through the hallways in between ballet performances.

Pier One turns ‘Unpredictable’

By Randi Somers Homer Tribune Returning playwright/performer Kevin Ray Johnson brings his new play, “The Unpredictable Times” to the Pier One stage tonight. Johnson’s play tells the story of five friends returning home after four years of college to find that their lives and relationships have changed. Starring Casey Parrett, Johnny Hamilton, Peter Sheppard, Sabina […]

Pier One stages musical comedy

Who would guess that a play about a sick old man could be entertaining and even amusing.

Pier One ends season with musical comedy

Pier One Theatre’s Friday opening of “The Imaginary Invalid,” a modern adaptation of a Moliere musical comedy, is the last production of Pier One’s summer season, and runs through Aug. 31.

Pier One Theatre boasts wide range of acting aptitude

Continuing its summer of great variety, Pier One Theatre dives into the second weekend of August with the final performance of “Swimming in the Shallows” this Friday evening, Aug. 9.

Swimming in the Shallows entertains at Pier One

Swimming In The Shallows is being performed again this Friday and Saturday at Pier One Theatre, opening at 7:30 p.m. Directed by Marc Oliver, Adam Bock’s “Swimming in the Shallows” follows several friends and their complex lives in Twig Beach, Rhode Island. Shallows tells the story of Barb (Jessica Williams) learning about Buddhist monks and how they […]

Burlesque troupe opens ‘Pandora’s Box’

By Randi Somers Talented singers and dancers of the Bait and Tassle Burlesque Troupe take time out from a busy rehearsal schedule to pose for a group picture. These local performers will offer their often-sold-out shows at Alice’s Champagne Palace for the final two Fridays in July. This is the fifth round of performances for […]

‘Swimming in the Shallows’ opens at Pier One

A new Pier One Theatre comedy opening Saturday deals with relationships from a number of angles; not just same-sex marriage, but also inter-species love. With gay marriage so prevalent in today’s news, it’s not surprising it’s one of the issues in this new play.
Directed by Marc Oliver, Adam Bock’s “Swimming in the Shallows” follows several friends and their complex lives in Twig Beach, Rhode Island.

Pier One Theatre features new young stars this weekend

Newly schooled young actors will be on stage at Pier One Theatre this weekend to demonstrate the skills they refined during three weeks of Youth Theatre Skills Camp. They’re performing a variety show, “The More You Know,” directed by two relatively new directors: Casey Parrett, 19 and Adella Sundmark 17, and one who has been involved in theater for about 15 years, Heather (Reichenberg) Benz, 35.
“Heather and I only just met this year, but she formerly directed the Fairbanks Youth Theatre Program many years ago and still continues to do so in Fairbanks,” Parrett wrote.

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