April 17, 2010

Wes Studi in Buffalo Gallery

Wes Studi to perform in Thunder Road Theater’s ‘Buffalo Gallery’Love, art and commerce make a volatile but hilarious mix in “Buffalo Gallery,” a Thunder Road Theater production set to run May 6-8 in the Liddy Doenges Studio of the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.

Written and directed by Julie Little Thunder, “Buffalo Gallery” features Cherokee film star Wes Studi. Set in the Santa Fe in the 1980s when the Indian art scene was its own Wild West, the story follows the journey of a young Indian woman whose encounter with Indian art helps her channel her own gift for writing.

Studi, a Cherokee Nation citizen, is fresh from his most recent success as clan leader, Eytukan, in “Avatar.” In “Buffalo Gallery,” he plays Bearpaw, an eccentric artist whose exploits throw a ringer in the gallery owner’s plans for Indian Market and lead to a series of comic plot complications.
Comment:  For more on the subject, see Native Plays and Other Stage Shows.

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