Ping Chong + Company presents this theatrical collage of multimedia, puppetry, and Central Yup’ik drum and dance, exploring moments of cross-cultural encounter in the epic, changing landscapes of Alaska. More…
Three performers use movement and puppetry to reveal a series of little-known historical narratives of collisions between people and cultures in Alaska. These histories--at times humorous, at times tragic--juxtapose against the creators' own personal memories as "insider" and "outsider" in the Last Frontier.
See it if Alaska is of major importance to you. The play, with 3 talented, committed performers, deals with far too many issues in 90 minutes.
Don't see it if you’re expecting a linear play. It’s rather disjointed- indigenous people, polar bears, global warming, history, snowmobiles, tourism, etc.
See it if Are interested in History and culture, enjoy mixed media, are fascinated by indigenous language
Don't see it if Like big productions, not interested in other cultures/lifestyles, need only standard formats in a play.
See it if you like original theater and thinking about the personal and the political side of identity
Don't see it if You only enjoy traditional theater with a single plot and protagonist
See it if you enjoy thoughtful and inventive contemporary theater with multimedia and dimensions
Don't see it if you only like linear storylines and traditional plots and characters.
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