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The cast of "Enlightenment on E Floor North." (l to r) Aram Aghazarian, Rebecca Noon, Kamili Feelings, and Roblin Gray Davis.

The cast of “Enlightenment on E Floor North.” (l to r) Aram Aghazarian, Rebecca Noon, Kamili Feelings, and Roblin Gray Davis.


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Performer Roblin Gray Davis and Sitka Fest director Paul Cox talk about this weekend’s presentation of “Enlightenment on E Floor North” (2:30 PM Sat Jun 15, Odess Theater, $10 at the door), which is touring Southeast Alaska with the Strange Attractor Theater Company. Strange Attractor is in residence at the Sitka Fine Arts Camp this summer. Sitka Fest will host 50 events over the next three months.

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