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Playhouse Creatures


Playhouse Creatures

October 26th through November 4th

Fame is fleeting...

In 1660, Charles II returned to the throne and decreed that women would—for the first time in more than a century—be allowed to perform on the English stage. The King and many men turned out in droves to be titillated and tantalized by the newest young beauties, but April de Angelis’ Playhouse Creatures documents the vivacious fight these women faced to be seen as legitimate actors.

Unquestionably, theatre allowed the early British actresses to express themselves in ways never before possible, but it barely altered how women were viewed and understood by the audience. Many themes in the play have relevance to the present-day lot of the actress: fame is transitory, and those who are famous one minute will often be outshone by another actress who is younger or who has something “new” to offer. Then and now, youth and novelty reign supreme.

Mature themes and content, parental discretion is advised.

Playhouse Creatures is presented by UAA Department of Theatre and Dance.

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Runs approximately 2 hours including intermission.

MATURE CONTENT: Partial brief nudity

BABIES — Prohibited. Must be age 6 or older to enter.
CHILDREN - Recommended for ages 13 and older.

It is recommended that patrons consult with the UAA venue staff before bringing children under the age of 6. Toddlers are strongly discouraged due to the small size of the theatre and potential for disruption of other customers.

Post-Show ReceptionPost-Show Reception: Join a free reception beginning immediately after the opening night performance on October 26th. All ticket holders welcome.

DAY OF SHOW: CenterTix sales end at 3:00 PM (noon on Sundays). The venue box office opens 2 hours before the show for last minute ticket sales and will call.

UAA Department of Theatre & Dance
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University of Alaska Anchorage, Fine Arts Building
3640 Alumni Dr, Anchorage

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If you already have tickets and are concerned that your current seats may not fulfill your needs, please complete this special seating request form.

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More information about UAA ticket office, as well as their guidelines and policies for the UAA facilities can be found online HERE.

Wheelchair Accesible SeatingCustomers requiring special accomodations are encouraged to purchase their tickets through the UAA Theatre and Dance Box Office at 786-4TIX so that their needs are communicated clearly to the House Manager.

Wheelchair Accesible Seating Purchase any ticket to ensure admission. Customers requiring additional accommodations are encouraged to contact CenterTix at 263-ARTS (2787) to communicate your needs.


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Or visit us face to face at the Box Office of the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts at

621 West 6th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska 99501.Contact CenterTix

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Saturday: 12pm-5pm
Sunday: closed
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