February 10, 2010

According to Coyote

Children's Theatre Company Presents ACCORDING TO COYOTEPart superhero, part comic--Coyote, a legendary trickster from Native American lore--gives great gifts to the human race, but along the way encounters misadventures and sticky situations he must use his wiles to maneuver through. The center of legendary oral stories of the Nez Perce tribe, Coyote becomes the subject of According to Coyote, the latest production to open at Children's Theatre Company (CTC).

Opening February 12, According to Coyote is a mesmerizing production, written by the late John Kauffman, former artistic director for Honolulu Theatre for Youth, and originally commissioned by The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Kauffman, the son of a German father and full-blood Nez Perce mother, was raised on a tribal reservation in Idaho and grew up hearing stories of Coyote, the trickster character known in some tribal cultures for his role in creation of the natural world: bringing into existence the stars, moon and living creatures.

Starring Twin Cities actress George Keller, According to Coyote is a one-act production that brings coyote's mischievous adventures to life.
Comment:  For more on the subject, see Native Plays and Other Stage Shows.

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