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The Fatal Flaw

Fri/Sat March 27-28 & April 3-4 @ 7:30pm
Ticket: DAC $15/ General $17
Adult content and language.  Parental guidance advised.  
Not recommended for children.

A musically staged display of Talkeetna Past and Present…

article by Steve Durr

2015 marks the start of a new era for local theater in Talkeetna with the production of an all-original Alaskan musical – – The Fatal Flaw. Composed and written by long time Talkeetna musician Steve Durr, The Fatal Flaw takes a fond, often hilarious look at the crusty characters that inhabit the remote back country and the wily saloon girls that prey on them in the small town taverns of the last frontier.

Through all the humor and high spirits a tender love theme winds its way; young Frank (played by David Nelson) and feisty young Magdalena Vista Verde (Kayti Heller) come face to face with the Fatal Flaw – – love! Love is the monkey wrench that rattles the foundation of their mutual stubbornness and resentments. Love is the banana peel that always seems to be underfoot. Forty years later old-timer Frank (Steve Durr) and hardened bar owner Magdalena (Andrea Armstrong) still can’t seem to unwrap the enigma that is their mutual love and disdain for each other. Oh well.

Directed by Steve Durr whose encouragement to the cast goes something like this: “You’re just playing yourselves!” the Fatal Flaw features a great live band, complete with violin, clarinet, and trumpet just to give it a little mariachi flavor.

This is an adult show, there is language that doesn’t fit in church or school, parents are encouraged to use their judgment and please – – no kids under ten.

March 27 & 28, April 3 & 4 at the Sheldon Performing Arts Theater in Talkeetna.

7:30pm showtime.

Tickets $15 for members, $17 for non-members.

Call 907-733-7929 for more information.


Making the most of YOUR Arts Council

Have you ever wondered how events come to be at the Denali Arts Council?  Do you ever find yourself thinking, “You know, it would be really cool to see ________________ happening here in Talkeetna.” or “I wish they would do more of  _________________ at the hangar.”  Well, the truth of the matter is that YOU, as a creative member of the community, have the power to help make those decisions.


You could set the stage!

A community Arts council sets a stage, but is only a reflection of creativity and imagination.   In order for the DAC to express the artistic sentiment of Talkeetna, locals must be willing to share their talents and ideas. What gets showcased is what people like you choose to put into it through artistic partnerships and volunteering.

The Denali Arts Council is an umbrella organization with with a variety of artistic programs under its rim.  While most of our programs have ongoing activities, several have become stagnate due to lack of involvement or leadership.  Here is where YOU come in!

your art could be hereCurrently there are openings for Directors in three of our programs: Talkeetna Artists Guild (fine arts), Susitna Muse (writers group), and Local Motion…for the Love of Dance. As the director of a program, you have a lot of freedom to design events, workshops, and shows.  You can express yourself creativity and set the vision of the program. You can be the director or you could get involved to just produce one show or workshop.

So if you find yourself thinking “Man, I really wish they would show more ____________________”, consider putting your artistic passion to the test and get involved today!