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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.

(Canceled) Native Voices Presents Lying with Badgers

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.
 

Written by Jason Grasl (Blackfeet)

Directed by Randy Reinholz (Choctaw) 
 
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 land. 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