New play looks at Juneau homeless

January 18, 2015 10:27 AM

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New play looks at Juneau homeless

You could describe local writer Merry Ellefson's new play "A Lifetime to Master" as being a work about homelessness, but it would be more accurate to say it's a play about people. Based on more than 60 interviews Ellefson conducted with community members over the past three years, the play offers an opportunity to move beyond the statistics and stereotypes about homelessness in Juneau by focusing on the experiences of individuals, each of whom has their own story.

Produced by Generator Theater Company, the play opened Jan. 16 at McPhetres Hall and runs through Jan. 25.

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