Pilgrimage: Why I'm Not An Indian by Elaine Magree
Elaine Magree's solo show Pilgrimage: Why I'm not an Indian is an unexpectedly funny and disturbing road trip. She returns to the reservation she visited as a child to untangle the secrets of her mixed heritage and to find a proper resting place for her mother's ashes. Braided into that journey are flashbacks from her troubled childhood and her troubled ancestral past. An intensely personal family history is revealed as fiercely ignored national history. The resonance between the two histories vibrates and intertwines throughout the play. And what the heck should she do with those ashes?
Pilgrimage is fun for dysfunctionals, genealogists, historians, social activists, anyone who loves their family despite it all and for the deeply hopeful.
What part Indian are you? And what's up with the ex-nun and the box of ashes? Elaine, intrepid lesbian, turkey-baster mom, and childhood abuse survivor sets out at age 60 to untangle the story of her mixed heritage. If only that were all she'd inherited from her dramatically disturbed mother. Take a journey of irony, outrage and irreverence. Fun for dysfunctionals, genealogists, social activists, anyone who loves their family despite it all, and for the deeply hopeful.
March 22 Preview
March 23 Opening and Occupella: Songs of Peace and Justice*
March 29 Q&A with Elaine Magree*
March 30 Carolyn Brandy and Friends: Drumming for the Ancestors*
April 5 Roots&Trees: Genealogy basics with Lisa Lee*
April 6 Q&A with Elaine Magree*
April 12 Roots&Trees: Genealogy basics with Kari Peterson*
April 13 Closing night party (come on by)
* optional 30 minute post-show event
Elaine Magree: www.elainemagree.com
EXIT Studio (View)
156 Eddy Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|