Rush at Everlasting
by Arlitia Jones
Perseverance Theatre 2013-2014 Season **World Premiere**
Starring Tiffany Nichole Greene, Charity Pomeroy and Paul Schweigert
Directed by Bostin Christopher
Dramaturgy by Jayne Wenger
Set Design by Art Rotch
Video Design by Joshua Lowman
Lighting Design by Lauren Mackenzie Miller
Costume Design by Val Snyder
Sound Design by Lucy Peckham
Props by Max Aronson
Audience members of Perseverance Theater’s “Rush at Everlasting,” the world premiere of a play by Alaska playwright Arlitia Jones, can be sure of a few things. The dialogue between Ruby Gold and “The Woman Who Would Come to be Known As…” (I’ll just call her “Jade”) will be witty and entertaining.
The play gets at themes many women – and people in general – can identify with, or at least recognize: the fear that life will pass you by, a desire for things (or riches) far from one’s reality, the desire to be remembered (or, in the 20th-century real-time equivalent, famous) for something, anything.
The play was linguistically and dramatically enjoyable, and if I were to judge by the reactions of those around me, I wasn’t the only one that thought so.