ALAXSXA | ALASKA
October 5th and October 6th
On Sale Monday, August 13th at 10:00 AM
Spellbinding history and cross-cultural encounter in the 49th state
“Cultures collide and coexist in Ping Chong + Company’s, sumptuous anthropological collage ALAXSXA | ALASKA This theatrical feast bursts with vitality as vast as its subject.” — Time Out New York
Created by innovative theater masters Ping Chong + Company’s, ALAXSXA | ALASKA (uh-LUCK-shkuh) weaves puppetry, video, recorded interviews, and yuraq (Yup’ik drum and dance) in a collage of striking contemporary and historical encounters between Alaska Native communities and newcomers in our state. Performers Ryan Conarro, Gary Upay’aq Beaver (Central Yup’ik), and puppeteer Justin Perkins reveal little-known histories — at times humorous, at times tragic — and juxtapose them against their own personal histories as “insider” and “outsider” in The Last Frontier. Experience intimate encounters with a multimedia performance as epic as the changing landscapes of Alaska.
Since 1975, New York-based Ping Chong + Company has produced theatrical works addressing the important cultural and civic issues of our times, striving to reach the widest audiences with the greatest level of artistic innovation and social integrity.
Contains explicit language
ALAXSXA | ALASKA is presented by Anchorage Concert Association.
Runs approximately 2 hours without intermission.
MATURE CONTENT: Explicit Language
BABIES — Discouraged. Ticket required for all ages.
CHILDREN — Recommended for ages 10 and older.
Disruptive patrons of any age will be expected to exit the show.
As of now, this show will not be interpreted. An ASL Interpreter can be arranged for the performance on Saturday, October 6 at 7:30 pm. Please contact CenterTix by noon on Friday, September 14 to request this service.
Sydney Laurence Theatre
Alaska Center for the Performing Arts
621 W 6th Ave, Anchorage
If you already have tickets and are concerned that your current seats may not fulfill your needs, please complete this special seating request form.
As of now, this event will not be interpreted. An ASL Interpreter can be arranged for the performance on Saturday, October 6 at 7:30 pm. Please contact CenterTix by noon on Friday, September 14 to request this service.
All levels of the theatres in the Center have wheelchair-and scooter-accessible locations where patrons can remain in their wheelchairs/scooters or transfer to portable theater seats. Select seats labeled "W" to purchase these seats.
Scooters cannot be placed in the aisles due to the Center's evacuation plan. Patrons are welcome to transfer to a Center transport wheelchair in the lobby to gain access to permanent seat locations. Devices will be stored in the lobbies.
Assistive Listening Devices - Sound from the stage is broadcast directly to you by our in-house listening system (Listen Technologies LR-52000-072). This system has a standard 3.5mm output jack, so you can use your own headset or one of our stereo headsets. A limited number of T-coil compatible loop lanyards are also available. Listening devices are kept at the House Manager's station in the lobby prior to and during performances. This service is free of charge, however a deposit or ID is required.
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