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March 8, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
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Native Voices Presents the World Premiere of Pure Native
By Vickie Ramirez (Tuscarora) | Directed by Randy Reinholz (Choctaw)
March 8–24, 2019
Wells Fargo Theater
Previews | Reservations
Regular Performances | Reservations
About the Event
Brewster White returns to the reservation, with a plan to convince the tribal council and clan mothers to lease “Rez” water rights to a large food conglomerate that wants to sell Pure Native bottled water. The only problem is his close friends and family aren’t on board, and his old love Connie is fiercely opposed. Will the community vote to change their recipe for traditional life with a proposal to bring hundreds of jobs to the Rez if it risks dramatically changing their daily lives? Or will they hang on to tradition?
This play was workshopped as Corn Soup.
Native Voices at the Autry is devoted to developing and producing new works for the stage by Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and First Nations playwrights.
Opening Night | Friday, March 8, 8:00pm
A reception with the cast and crew follows the Opening Night performance.
Talk-Back With the Playwright | Saturday, March 9, 2:00pm
Following the matinee performance, Artistic Director Randy Reinholz (Choctaw) and playwright Vickie Ramirez (Tuscarora) will discuss the genesis of Pure Native and their processes for writing and producing new plays.
Friday, March 15, and Friday, March 22, 11:00 a.m.
High school teachers and college professors: Contact Janet Jung at[email protected] to learn how you and your students can attend these special performances.