(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.

Native Voices at the Autry Presents: The World Premiere of Bingo Hall

A New Play by Dillon Chitto (Mississippi Choctaw, Laguna, Isleta Pueblo)

Directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera

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


“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 brings the pueblo to the American theatre in this hilarious new play about tradition in a fast-changing world.


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.


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.


Phone: 323.495.4354
Online: TheAutry.org/NativeVoices