August 31, 2010

Frybread Queen at University of Montana

Arigon Starr starring in 'The Frybread Queen' at University of MontanaThe Autry National Center, the School of Theatre & Dance, and the Montana Repertory Theatre are proud to present the newest production from Native Voices at the Autry on the UM-Missoula campus. Native Voices at the Autry is America’s leading Native American theater company.

The Frybread Queen, by Carolyn Dunn (Muskogee Creek), is the winner of the nationwide Native Voices development competition held each year at the Autry and is the first to be mounted in collaboration with The University of Montana and Montana Rep. It is the spirited story of three generations of Navajo women bound by marriage and family ties. They come together to Lake Powell for the funeral of a beloved son, and in their grief, they confront long-simmering tensions and family secrets that threaten to tear them apart.

The Frybread Queen will be mounted in the Masquer Theater on The University of Montana campus September 16-19, and 23-26, starring professional stage actors Jane Lind and Arigon Starr, The University of Montana and Montana Rep alumnus Lily Gladstone, and current UM student Tiffany Meiwald.
Comment:  For more on The Frybread Queen, see Developing The Frybread Queen and All About Carolyn Dunn. For more on the subject in general, see Native Plays and Other Stage Shows.

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