Local actors take center stage
Theater fans who were too busy with Bear Paw last weekend still have time to catch "The Sleeping Beauty," a production of the Alaska Fine Arts Academy that's running this weekend (July 15-16) and next at the academy, which is located at 12340 Old Glenn Highway.
The play, which was written and directed by local director Joe King, is based on the classic story – with a few twists. It features actors who participated in the academy's month-long theater conservatory in June, along with several adult actors.
Cast members debuted the script last weekend, and they've also been busy promoting the locally-produced show. They marched – in full costume – in both the Chugiak Fourth of July parade and the Bear Paw Festival parade, the latter just hours before going onstage for their second live performance.
"The Sleeping Beauty" runs July 15, 16, 22 and 23. Showtimes are 7 p.m. each night. Tickets are $7 to $14. For more information, visit www.akfinearts.org or call 694-8909.
This article published in The Alaska Star on Wednesday, July 13, 2011.