By Joe Nickell
“The interesting thing about the title, each of the women in the play at some point tells the story of how they make frybread; but the frybread itself isn’t the point,” said Hodgin, director of a production of the new play, which opens at the University of Montana tonight. “Rather, it’s something that unifies these women as Natives from different tribes, and that allows some of their different perspectives to come forth.”
For the four women in “The Frybread Queen,” those different perspectives encompass elements of generation, tribe, and family--all of which come to bear when they are called the funeral of an enigmatic man who connects them all.
Below: "“The Frybread Queen” is presented by The University of Montana School of Theatre and Dance and is co-produced by Native Voices at the Autry and Montana Repertory Theatre."