Alice In Wonderland continues this weekend at Pier One Theatre

The Pier One Youth Theatre production of “Alice in Wonderland” opened Wednesday and continues at 7:30 p.m. today and Friday and Aug. 18, 19 and 20.

“This is a great family show, another classic production going up on the Pier One Youth Theatre stage,” said Youth Theatre director Casey Parrett. “I absolutely love seeing the whole show come together and seeing how proud everyone is of the kids, not to mention being impressed that they actually were able to pull all of this together.”

Adapted by Emily Prime Delafield in 1898, the play is taken directly from Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass.” General admission is $12. Tickets are available at The Homer Bookstore and at the door. Reservations 235-7333.


Pier One Theatre presents Outrageous Jazz this weekend

Outrageous Jazz, the annual celebration of jazz music, is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday at Pier One Theatre. Featuring Brenda Vulgamore Hune, vocals (Anchorage), Dale Curtis Trumpet (Ketchikan), Jim Davis, sax (Anchorage), Ray Booker, bass (Anchorage ), Cameron Cartland, drums (Anchorage), and Karen Strid-Chadwick, piano (Homer), the Alaska musicians have gathered in Homer for one weeked to play jazz. Listen to a night of jazz standards, Latin tunes, ballads, and blues . Each concert consists of a different set list.

General admission is $15. Tickets are available at the Homer Bookstore and at the door. For more information and reservations, call 235-7333.


Armstrong holds book signing for new novel, ‘Truck Stop Earth’

Homer author Michael A. Armstrong holds a book signing for his new novel, “Truck Stop Earth,” from 1-3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Homer Bookstore. Published by Perseid Press, it is available as an e-book, hardcover and trade paperback.

A first-person novel told in the highly unreliable voice of James Ignatius Malachi Obadiah Osborne (“Call me Jimmo,” he says), Truck Stop Earth follows Jimmo as he comes to Della, Alaska. Running from aliens, Jimmo thinks he might have escaped them, only to discover that he’s come across the brain, the nerve center, the absolute pinpoint big base, right here on Earth.

Perseid Press publisher Janet Morris describes “Truck Stop Earth” as “one part ‘Stranger in a Strange Land,’ one part ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,’ and one part ‘Catch-22,’ with a frosting of ‘Naked Lunch.’”

Armstrong has lived in Homer since 1992 and works as a reporter for the Homer News. He graduated with a master of fine arts in creative writing from the University of Alaska Anchorage. His other novels are “After the Zap,” “Agviq,” “The Hidden War” and “Bridge Over Hell” (also from Perseid Press).

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