Era saves Quixotic tour

This October, Homer Council on the Arts will be presenting a major production at the Mariner Theatre, in partnership with the communities of Anchorage and Fairbanks. Quixotic will bring a crew of 16 that includes dancers, musicians, aerialists and a technical team, co- directed by our very own Homer-grown Mica Thomas. 

This event will be two years in the making with major support from community members, volunteers, local businesses, National Endowment for the Arts, Era Alaska, Alaska State Council on the Arts and Rasmuson Foundation. There will be school assemblies for grades 3-12 on Oct. 14,15 and 16; public workshops Oct. 14 and 15; and two public performances Oct. 17 and 18. 

During the contract negotiations, Homer almost lost our second show and Fairbanks almost lost the tour entirely. But thanks to the generosity of Era Alaska, we were able to negotiate transportation in Alaska that was affordable for the tour. Era will fly the troupe of 16 from Homer to Fairbanks and back to Anchorage for one quarter the going rate. This donation was essential in order to contract the tri-city tour. And these tickets were in addition to donated round trip tickets to anywhere in Alaska for HCOA to use for fundraising. 

Thank you so much, Era, for your help to bring outstanding performance art to Alaska. Your support is deeply appreciated and essential to the quality of life in Homer. 

Gail Edgerly, executive director

Homer Council on the Arts