(Left to right) Michaela Escarcega (Azteca) as Dakota Zuni; Kholan Studi (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma) as Edward Anaya; and Kenny Ramos (Barona Band of Mission Indians—Diegueño Iipay/Kumeyaay) as Raleigh (Ray) Rodriguez. © 2018 Craig Schwartz photography.

Performing Arts

Theatre at the Autry! Native Voices Presents Bingo Hall

Part of the series Native Voices

March 9–25, 2018
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays: 8:00 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays: 2:00 p.m.

The Autry: Wells Fargo Theater

Appropriate For: 
Space Is Limited / Reservations Recommended

About the Event

“RECOMMENDED . . . a delight, a deft and witty comedy that recalls vintage Neil Simon.”Stage Raw

“A charming, at times funny, well-acted play about retaining cultural traditions.”Guardian Liberty Voice

“Explores themes of tradition and identity . . . with plenty of jokes and unexpected occurrences.”Hollywood Soapbox

“Family friendly, and the ticket price includes admission to the Autry Museum of the American West. Add a picnic and you’ve got a day of entertainment.”Los Angeles Times (Note: The play includes some profanity.)

Edward Anaya makes all the calls in the pueblo—well, he calls the numbers at the senior center's bimonthly bingo. But college acceptance letters kick-start an identity crisis: Who will Edward be if he leaves home and bingo behind? Like Ferris Bueller if he lived in a pueblo, Edward knows just what to say until romantic rejection, family antics, and community pressures leave him tongue-tied. New playwright Dillon Chitto (Mississippi Choctaw, Laguna, Isleta Pueblo) brings the pueblo to the American theatre in this hilarious new play about tradition in a fast-changing world.

Special Event

Saturday, March 17, 7:00–7:30 p.m.
As a special treat, the Autry will host a round of bingo in the cafe before doors open for the 8:00 p.m. performance.

Additional Details

Museum Admission

Bingo Hall tickets include museum admission to the Autry during the month of March. Present your Eventbrite ticket for complimentary admission. Offer valid March 1-31, 2018, for general museum admission only (no special events) during regular museum hours.
The Autry's Crossroads West Cafe will offer a limited menu before and after matinee performances, and from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. prior to evening performances. Beer, wine, and light dinner fare will be available for purchase.


The Actors’ Equity Foundation, Department of Cultural Affairs (City of Los Angeles), Edison International, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, The Nissan Foundation, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, Shubert Foundation, SoCal Gas, Sony Pictures Entertainment, The Walt Disney Company, and Wells Fargo.

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