March 8th through March 17th
By Cathy Tagnak Rexford
Soon after a young baby is born, her parents learn she has an unusual destiny. In order to save the earth’s population of bowhead whales, she will train her whole life for the honor of someday marrying a whale, leaving humanity, and spending her adult life with her new mate. Torn between teenage rebellion, young love, and her innate desire to fulfill her prophecy, she is witness to the near-end of a species and the heartbreak that comes with doing the right thing. Whalesong is a world premiere play by Perseverance Theatre Playwright’s Circle member Cathy Tagnak Rexford (Inupiaq).
Relatable: If you love compelling stories with deep meaning like Hold These Truths, An Iliad, or They Don’t Talk Back, you’ll love Whale Song.
Whale Song is presented by Perseverance Theatre.
Runs approximately 2 hours including intermission.
BABIES — Discouraged. Ticket required for all ages.
CHILDREN — Recommended for ages 12 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 13 at 7:30 pm. Please contact CenterTix by noon on Friday, September 21 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 13 at 7:30 pm. Please contact CenterTix by noon on Friday, September 21 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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