Story of indigenous boy from Magallenes--captured and taken to England--plays out this week in Santiago theatre
By Loretta van der Horst
Jemmy Button’s life story will be performed by Tryo Teatro Banda, starting April 8, in the Catholic University theatre.
The play will show how Button loses his Western trappings rapidly after returning to his tribe and how the “civilization experiment” had failed.
Fore more on the subject, see Native Plays and Other Stage Shows.
Below: "The story of Jemmy Button, the boy part of a 'civilization experiment' comes to life in Santiago later this week." (Tom Maher, Santiago Times)