Native Voices: Robert Owens-Greygrass Performs a Pair of Plays
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The haves and the have-nots come face-to-face in the Broadway hit Good People. Written by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole), this Tony-nominated dramatic comedy finds struggling single mother Margie Walsh laid off from her job at the dollar store and left with the reality that her South Boston neighborhood is providing the same level of opportunity it always has: none. It's the kind of place where, for many people, this month's paycheck covers last month's bills. Facing eviction, Maggie's forced to turn to an old high school flame for help. But he's now a successful physician living in the suburbs ... and Margie is way out of her element. With his signature humorous glow, David Lindsay-Abaire explores the struggles, shifting loyalties and unshakable hope that come with having next to nothing in America. Learn More
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I don't go to plays too often but I was intrigued by this one because of the topic, history and venue. Robert did a great job acting out several different characters and weaving us through multiple tales of Native Turtle Island dwellers. I like the fact that this is a permanent place for Native voices and will attend more plays here to support the theater. Great job!
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Maybe we're spoiled, but while this was certainly OK, it wasn't anything more when compared to similar events. The characters weren't distinct enough, not much new info or insight gleaned. A little, just not enough. We skipped the second show...continued
Written and performed by Robert Owens-Greygrass (Lakota)
Directed by Kevin Sifuentes (Hopi)
Producing Artistic Director Randy Reinholz (Choctaw)
Producing Executive Director Jean Bruce Scott *_
Walking on Turtle Island_*
In this tour-de-force performance, Robert Owens-Greygrass embodies twenty-two characters—from a grandfather, to a mixed-blood sun dancer, to a boy who has lost his dog, to an eighty-year-old Ojibway woman, to Iyeska, a trickster and spirit guide who moves through centuries and inhabits various spiritual “skins.” Greygrass portrays the often untold Indigenous experience through these powerful and unique stories of Turtle Island (North America).*_
Ghostlands of an Urban NDN_*
Follow Robert, a multiethnic-non specific-lower-middle-class-urban-NDN (Indian) white guy, as he navigates the conflicting worlds of a mixed-race heritage. Acclaimed storyteller Robert Owens-Greygrass portrays sixteen characters in this gritty look at the sometimes humorous, always gripping urban Native journey through the ghostlands.
These shows are appropriate for those ages 14 and older.