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(Left to right) Robert Vestal (Cherokee descent) / BADGER 1 and Rainy Fields (Muskogee [Creek]/Cherokee) / BADGER 2. © 2020 Craig Schwartz Photography.

Performing Arts

(Canceled) Native Voices Presents the World Premiere of Lying with Badgers

February 28–March 15, 2020
Thursdays and Fridays, 8:00 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays, 2:00 p.m.

The Autry in Griffith Park

About the Event

Please Note: The Autry is canceling the remaining performances of Native Voices’ production of Lying with Badgers. For those who have paid a fee, refunds will be issued immediately. We will post updates to our website and social media channels regarding any potential rescheduling. Thank you for your understanding during this time.


In this wickedly funny new comedy, a magically charged world is ignited by wise-cracking spirit animals brought to life by puppets, as estranged brothers of the Blackfeet Nation are pitted against one another in a fierce debate over the personal and economic issues Native people face today on their sovereign land. While exploiting mineral rights could provide economic relief for the tribe, it could also destroy sacred ground. Traditions are challenged, allegiances are tested, and long-buried secrets are forced into light in this dark comedy. Suggested for ages 14 and up due to strong language and complicated subject matter.

 

Native Voices Is Sponsored By

ACTORS’ EQUITY FOUNDATION • DAVID CARTWRIGHT • DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS, CITY OF LOS ANGELES • EDISON INTERNATIONAL • JOYCE AND DAVID EVANS • LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF ARTS AND CULTURE • NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS • THE NISSAN FOUNDATION • PETER GLENVILLE FOUNDATION • JEAN BRUCE SCOTT AND RANDY REINHOLZ • SAN MANUEL BAND OF MISSION INDIANS • SEELEY W. MUDD FOUNDATION • SHUBERT FOUNDATION, INC. • SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT • SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GAS COMPANY • U.S. BANK • THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY.