Native Voices Presents Lying with Badgers

Written by Jason Grasl (Blackfeet)
Directed by Randy Reinholz (Choctaw) 
February 28–March 15
Thursdays and Fridays: 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays: 2:00 p.m. 
 
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.
 

SPECIAL DATES

OPENING NIGHT | Friday, February 28 | 8:00 p.m.
A reception with the cast and crew follows the Opening Night performance.
 
CONVERSATION WITH THE PLAYWRIGHT | Saturday, February 29 | 2:00 p.m.
Following the matinee performance, Artistic Director Randy Reinholz (Choctaw) and playwright Jason Grasl (Blackfeet) will discuss the genesis of Lying with Badgers and their processes for writing and developing plays.
 
STUDENT MATINEES | Friday, March 6, and Friday, March 13 | 11:00 a.m.
High school teachers and college professors: Contact Janet Jung at schooltours@theautry.org to learn how you and your students can attend these performances during the school day at a special rate. Includes educational talk-back. 

Native Voice is Sponsored By

ACTORS’ EQUITY FOUNDATION • 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 • SEVEN POST INVESTMENT OFFICE LP • SHUBERT FOUNDATION, INC. • SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT • SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GAS COMPANY • THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY