by Rob Thomas
directed by Rhiana Yazzie
* * * Advanced tickets for this event are SOLD OUT. * * *
A small number of walk-up tickets may be available starting at 1:45 p.m. on Saturday, January 12.
In 1862 Mankato, Minnesota was the sight of the largest mass execution in American history. What followed was an exile of the Dakota people from their ancestral tribal lands; an exile that is still legislatively in force today. This new play explores the events leading up to the Dakota-U.S. War – invasions of indigenous sacred lands, cultural genocide, and starvation – through the court trials of the 38 Dakota warriors who were prosecuted as war criminals and executed by the United States government. Drawing on articles, letters, and diaries, this provocative new play personifies the famous, infamous, and nameless people who were caught up in this tragic moment in our country’s history. It is a story that has been waiting one hundred fifty years to be told.
PRESENTED AT THE MINNESOTA HISTORY CENTER
This RAW STAGES reading of 38: The Dakota-U.S. War will be performed in the 3M Auditorium at the Minnesota History Center. Patrons are encouraged to visit the History Center's exhibit, "U.S.-Dakota War of 1862" on display now.
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→ RAW STAGES patrons are invited to view the History Center's exhibit for FREE.
Arrive early on Jan. 12 to view the exhibit before the reading, or come back to the History Center during the month of January. Present your ticket stub for History Theatre RAW STAGES reading of 38: The Dakota-U.S. War at the History Center ticket window to receive free admission to the "U.S.-Dakota War of 1862" exhibit.
THE RAW STAGES READING WILL FEATURE:
Charles Her Many Horses
Marcie Rendon, Dramaturge