A play by Mary Kathryn Nagle (Cherokee Nation) Sovereignty, will be performed by TheatreSquared with support from The University of Arkansas. Sovereignty, a play by Mary Kathryn Nagle, is receiving national attention and praise across the United States, including articles in The New York Times and American Theatre magazine.
7 pm, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville - Thursday 21, 2019
In Sovereignty, Sarah Ridge Polson, a young Cherokee lawyer fighting to restore her Nation’s jurisdiction, must confront the ever-present ghosts of her grandfathers. With shadows stretching from 1830s Cherokee Nation (now present-day Georgia) through Andrew Jackson’s Oval Office to the Cherokee Nation in present-day Oklahoma, Sovereignty asks how high the flames of anger can rise before they ultimately consume the truth. Nagle, an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation and direct descendant of John Ridge, wrote Sovereignty as a commission for the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., where the play received its world premiere and opened on January 24, 2018.
Free to the public, but registration is required.