Assimilation, a play by Alaska Native playwright Jack Dalton, will be presented at 7pm this Friday at the Valdez Civic Center Ballroom. Tickets are $15 and free for PWSCC, VHS and Valdez Native Tribe members. This play is for mature audiences about a boarding school run by Natives to assimilate White students into the Yup’ik culture. A discussion and “healing circle” will follow the performance.
BOARDING SCHOOL PLAY EVOKES POWERFUL REACTION FROM NATIVE FORMER STUDENTS
Alaska Dispatch- Jack Dalton’s play “Assimilation” made a powerful impression when it premiered in Anchorage five years ago. Dalton, best known for his comic interpretations of Native lore, had written a blistering indictment of the boarding school era with roles reversed. In his telling, a vicious Native headmaster punishes white children for not being sufficiently Native. Click here for more