A history lesson you will never forget.
A smart, compelling, high-reaching vehicle for retelling what happened to Native people in boarding schools demanding an acknowledgement that what happened in those schools impacts those students, their children, families and communities today. Indeed, 'Assimilation' radiates outward without a nudge, for the question of whether one culture can dominate another and still retain its humanity haunts us all.
From the mind of Alaska's foremost Native storyteller comes a play that asks the question: Is it right to do a good thing in a bad way? Taking place in an unknown time, Earth is not as we know it. Three white students are attending a Native boarding school, where the Native teacher and administrator are doing everything they can to assimilate them, to make them give up their "heathen and godless" white ways, and become "real human beings."
Assimilation is presented by Out North Contemporary Art House.
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Runs approximately 120 minutes including intermission.
MATURE CONTENT: Possible language and adult themes.
BABIES - All ages must have a ticket to enter.
CHILDREN - Recommended for ages 10 and older.
DAY OF SHOW: CenterTix sales end at 4:00pm (12:00pm on Sundays). Will call and any available tickets will be at the door 60 minutes prior to curtain.
LATECOMERS will not be admitted.
Out North Contemporary Art House
3800 Debarr Road, Anchorage
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