August 26, 2007

Reality show within a play

From a press release:AVERAGE FAMILY is a world premiere by Larissa FastHorse, with direction by Peter C. Brosius at The Children's Theatre Company (CTC), Main Stage, 2400 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis, opening on September 7th at 7:30 p.m. and runs through October 6th. CTC is the nation's leading theater for young people and families and recipient of the 2003 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre.

The Play: The Roubidouxs, an urban American Indian family living in Minneapolis; and the Monroes, a back-to-nature clan from Northern Minnesota, sign up to face-off in a reality TV show which promises a brand new vehicle as the prize. Their challenge is to survive for three months as an 1840's frontier family on the Minnesota prairie and they've been given roles to play. The Roubidouxs' assignment is to portray the "Indians." Both families embark on an adventure fraught with laughable predicaments and harrowing incidents--all of which is caught on the confession cam! In the end, when one family reconnects with their Dakota culture, it leads to startling revelations for all, inspiring the true spirit of generosity.

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