The 2014 cast of Paris of the Pacific performed for Alaska Da. The melodrama centers around a young heroine and the attempts of a villain to marry her. Photos by Yanglin Cai.

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Jeff Budd of the Greater Sitka Arts Council was joined by cast members Seaton Bryan and Marcia Drake to talk about the upcoming production of Paris of the Pacific, a locally written melodrama about the 1867 transfer of Alaska. The cast gave a preview of the tomfoolery to come, while talking about the play’s new flavor under the direction of Annabel Lund.

Paris of the Pacific will have a performance Thursday, June 25 and Friday, June 29 at Sheet’ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi. For more information, call 747-4821 or email  Annabel’s phone is 623-0996.