Native Voices Presents the World Premiere of Pure Native

By Vickie Ramirez (Tuscarora)
Directed by Randy Reinholz (Choctaw)

Through March 24, 2019

Wells Fargo Theater

Regular Performances


About the Event

"...the production’s artistic potential is the juiciest enticement. Sharp writing and strong performances promise to reward people who go."—Los Angeles Times

"Compelling and relevant . . . well acted . . . this is one of the best productions I have seen from Native Voices."—Peoples World

"Both an entertaining comedy/drama and a nuanced look at the debate between corporate America and traditional values."—Stage Raw

Brewster White returns to the reservation, with a plan to convince the tribal council and clan mothers to lease "Rez" water rights to a large food conglomerate that wants to sell Pure Native bottled water. The only problem is his close friends and family aren't on board, and his old love Connie is fiercely opposed. Will the community vote to change their recipe for traditional life with a proposal to bring hundreds of jobs to the Rez if it risks dramatically changing their daily lives? Or will they hang on to tradition?

This play was workshopped as Corn Soup.

Native Voices at the Autry is devoted to developing and producing new works for the stage by Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and First Nations playwrights.

Special Dates

Student Matinees
Friday, March 22, 11:00 a.m. 

High school teachers and college professors: Contact Janet Jung at to learn how you and your students can attend these special performances.

Museum Admission

Pure Native tickets include museum admission to the Autry during the month of March. Present your Eventbrite ticket for complimentary admission. Offer valid March 1-31, 2019, 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. 



Native Voice is Sponsored By