FringeNYC Presents NAKED IN ALASKA, Now thru 8/24
This month as a part of the New York International Fringe Festival, Valerie Hager will bring her triumphant solo show Naked In Alaska to NYC performances held at The Celebration Of Whimsy a.k.a. The C.O.W. (21-A Clinton Street, formerly The Living Theatre.)
A young woman on the verge of eviction. A best friend who offers an adventure she can't refuse. A ten-year career that tests the limits of friendship and the will to survive. Naked In Alaska is the true story of Valerie Hager's career as an exotic dancer in clubs from Mexico to Alaska to California. Told with live pole dancing and over a dozen characters who danced in and frequented these clubs, Naked In Alaska takes a fearless look at the objects we make of ourselves to fit in and the buried truths we must face to have a chance at coming home.
Written by and starring Valerie Hager, and directed by Scott Wesley Slavin. Naked In Alaska will also be performing in this year's Chicago Fringe Festival in September.
An inspiring journey into and through a complex and dark decade of the soul, and the story of how we can reclaim our life and my our voice even when we think its too late. Valerie dreamed of writing this show for years. She started working on Naked In Alaska in 2009 as she began to face the consequences of choices she had made in her 20s. After struggling with a meth addiction and eating disorders since she was 13, she had entered her 20s newly sober and desperate for a new life. And right then Raven appeared.
A wild adventure into exotic dancing sounded perfect... but adventures aren't always what they appear.
Naked In Alaska will run from today, August 15th-24th @ The Celebration Of Whimsy a.k.a. The C.O.W. (21-A Clinton Street)THU 8/15 @ 9pm; SUN 8/18 @ 5:45pm; TUE 8/20 @ 2pm; WED 8/21 @ 7pm; SAT 8/24 @ 1:30pm.
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online beginning 7/19 at www.fringenyc.org or by phone at 866-468-7619. For more info visit www.valeriehager.com/NakedInAlaska.