Good intentions go bad as the super-woke teacher and street performer yoga guy clash with history guy, who blithely intersperses past cultural atrocities to indigenous peoples, “But, it’s true!” But we can’t offend anyone! And the actress hired to be the “voice of the Native Americans” turns out to be a white woman who can “play” Native American, as well as assorted other dark-haired ethnicities.
Director Blake Bowen has assembled an energetic young cast in a busy classroom set. (Does the brick outside the windows symbolize lack of “vision”?) The floor is bright painted tiles, which maybe distracts from the “nothing” which is the punchline of the play. (Set design Ranae Selmeyer)
Ashley W-Morris and Chris Chamberlain felt to me a little to young for their roles — maybe I’m being reverse age-ist? But I wanted a little more sincere gravitas out of them as they struggled through their increasingly impossible task. History guy Chris Pongracz was earnest and funny enthusiastically suggesting his disturbing, true facts to be incorporated in the script. Keara Hayes was wonderful as the actress-who-could-play-Native-American — delightfully shallow and honest.
This is 90 funny minutes that demonstrate how impossible it is to please everyone. You can park on Grand Avenue and enter the LCC Black Box theatre door of the Gannon Building across from the park - or use the parking ramp and walk through the building to room 1422, the Black Box Stage. There are not a lot of seats, 50? 60? so it’s not a bad idea to get tickets in advance and arrive early.
$15-General Public, $10 Seniors, $5 Students
Tickets can be purchased at the door and on the LCC Marketplace:
Online ticket purchases not picked up at the box office 15 minutes prior to curtain, will be resold.