October 25, 2006

"Super Indian" premieres

Native Voices premieres three new stage playsWhat if German entrepreneurs were to descend on a Canadian reserve to build the world's largest Native theme park, complete with bumper canoes and a dream catcher Ferris wheel? Ojibway playwright Drew Hayden Taylor of Canada explores the comedic results in his latest play, “Berlin Blues,” performed as part of a festival of new works by Native playwrights at the Los Angeles-based Autry National Center's “Continent of Stories” on Nov. 3-5.

Also premiering in November is the comedy “Super Indian,” by Kickapoo/Creek writer and performer Arigon Starr, which features an unassuming bingo hall janitor who transforms into a reservation superhero when bad guys come to town; and the thriller “Plymouth Dodge DeSoto,” by Diane Glancy, Cherokee, about a man who seeks revenge after his family is killed in a car accident.

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