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Relative Theatrics presents the Regional Premiere of WHAT WOULD CRAZY HORSE DO? by Larissa FastHorse on the stage at the Laramie Plains Civic Center (LPCC) Gryphon Theatre March 30 – April 1 and April 6–8. There will be a pay-what-you-can preview on March 29 at 7:30pm. WHAT WOULD CRAZY HORSE DO? is a “chilling look at the notion of racial purity.” The production is directed by Kathryn Demith and Anne Mason and features local actors Piram Duran, Kevin Inouye, Talissa Littlesun, and Amber McNew. All performances are at 7:30pm and all are followed by a chat-back with the actors and design team. Audience seating is on stage and there is a limit of 50 tickets per show. The play contains adult themes and language. Supported in part with a grant from the Wyoming Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Tickets: For the pay-what-you-can preview on March 29, pay at the door. For the regular run of the show, tickets are $10 in advance or $15 the day of the performance (subject to availability). Student and senior discounts are offered for Thursday performances, costing $8 in advanced or $10 the day of the performance. Tickets can be purchased online at www.gryphontheatre.org or at the LPCC ofﬁce during its business hours Monday through Friday 9am to 4pm. Admission is limited to 50 seats per show. Tickets may also be purchased in person at Coal Creek TAP. Patrons with proof of advance ticket sales can receive a pizza and two beers at Coal Creek TAP for $16.
Description: Twin siblings (Duran and Littlesun), the last members of their tribe, have just lost their grandfather when the KKK (Inouye and McNew) comes knocking with hopes of forming an alliance. When the two groups are brought together, they find that sometimes they are asking the same questions. When is race separation racism? And when is it essential preservation? It’s a question both sides need to answer before it is too late. This story reveals the challenges contemporary Native Americans face when fighting extinction in a world that seems to have already forgotten they exist. The siblings attempt to find their voices in the outside world, while preserving the heritage that is now theirs alone to carry forward.
Relative Theatrics strives to present thought-provoking theatre that examines the joining qualities of the human race. We believe that theatre is a forum with the power to illuminate the binding qualities of humanity and reinforce the ideals that as a society we have values that pose as common ground and emotions that relate us to one another. Taking artistic risk, we provide a community gathering place where thoughts can be exchanged about society, culture, and the power of creativity.