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Dark comedy peers into the lives of a once-married couple reunited when one of them finds themselves in trouble at a Colorado trailer park

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  • $38 for reserved seating for two (up to $76 value)


What happens when two people can’t fully let go of each other despite years of destructive patterns followed by a 20-year hiatus? That’s one of the many questions tackled in Sharr White’s dark comedy Annapurna. In it, ex-couple Ulysses and Emma grapple with their tumultuous history when Emma, a well-to-do editor, travels to a remote Colorado trailer park to be at the side of Ulysses, a poet struggling with his physical and mental health. 

What follows is, in the words of San Francisco Chronicle, “a comic and gripping duet…the closer [the characters] get to understanding what drove them apart, the more engrossed we become in watching them draw together.” Huffington Post agrees, declaring, “Sharr White has created two fine and ferociously damaged people caught in the emotional whirlpool of not being able to live with or without each other.”

Perseverance Theatre

  • 1979: the year Perseverance Theatre was founded
  • 39: total seasons
  • 65: world premiere productions, and counting
  • 2: number of "R"s in Perseverance. It seems like there should be more, but no, it's just two.
  • 15,000: approximate number of artists and audience members Perseverance reaches each year
  • 1998: the year Paula Vogel won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play How I Learned to Drive, which she wrote and developed while in residence at Perseverance
  • 1: number of stories on NPR's All Things Considered focused on the theater's mission to serve its community

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