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My Name's Not Indian Joe

From 40 member  reviews
Members say: Great singing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Relevant

About the show

In this new musical, a young Texas woman and a homeless Native American man strike up an unexpected friendship. Directed by Emmy Award winner Don Scardino and starring Tony nominee Elizabeth A. Davis.


The progressive folk sound of the production weaves together acoustic instrumentation with strains of industrial pop. In this deeply fraught moment in our country, the show seeks to remind us proximity is power on the dirt road to healing. Based on a true story.

Member Reviews (40)


Great singing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Relevant
Avg Score

Ambitious, Slow, Relevant

See it if you enjoy folk music, narrative driven, and actor-musician shows

Don't see it if you don't like folk music or you like strong plots

Great singing, Intelligent, Refreshing, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You want to see a unique story that is relevant to what is happening in the world today. At the same time it is highly entertaining

Don't see it if You want huge sets and rehashing of a movie from the 80's and 90's

Thought-provoking, Exquisite, Great staging, Profound, Resonant

See it if you're interested in how an individuals choices shape their worldview, want to see something in development, like bluegrass music.

Don't see it if you like ensemble pieces, one-acts, or can't see to the heart of a story without being led there.

Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant, Profound, Great writing

See it if You love heartfelt stories based on true experiences

Don't see it if You can’t stand country/folk music

During previews
Ambitious, Great singing, Cliched, Thought-provoking, Refreshing

See it if to see & hear multitalented ensemble conjure poignant tale of a damaged, proud, angry soul who affects many. Such a committed upbeat cast!

Don't see it if you want a by-the-numbers score. Segues felt spontaneous w/ actors switching instruments effortlessly. Lyrics sometimes drowned out.

Also Sheds light on a most shameful history of exploiting native Americans ... Read more Read less

During previews
Entertaining, Great singing, Great writing, Resonant

See it if you like country rock music. You are interested in racism. You like stories of transformation

Don't see it if you are in the mood for serious drama. YOu are turned off by liberal white guilt

Also I was impressed with the multi-talented Elizabeth A. Davis who seemed ... Read more Read less

During previews
Great singing, Cute, Heartfelt, Sappy, Refreshing

See it if You want to see a charming if reductive country western musical about a kindhearted woman trying to help a homeless man.

Don't see it if You hate country songs or saccharine.

Also Elizabeth Davis is a wonderful performer. She clearly poured her soul ... Read more Read less

During previews
Great singing, Resonant, Cliched

See it if You love listening to great bluegrass music and great singing. What a cast!

Don't see it if You're looking for a story told from a Native American's point of view

Also Stay for the 2nd half, even if you aren't feeling the first half. It's... Read more Read less

During previews
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Delightful, Resonant

See it if You like plays about the human condition that comes to life with a talented cast of good singers and musicians.

Don't see it if You don’t like bluegrass music or small theater. The music, however was very enjoyable

During previews
Enchanting, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a delightful, refreshing musical with a nice message about compassion and unity.

Don't see it if You don’t like country music, or want a Broadway style production with an elaborate set.

Also This was a sweet, good hearted show which most people will enjoy. Eliz... Read more Read less

During previews
Cliched, Entertaining, Great singing, Great harmony and arrangments

See it if you enjoy a small cast & simple story with nice singing and arrangements.

Don't see it if you are looking for a solid book/story that isn't as cliched.

Also Great music. This will only improve with book work. Nice to see a Texa... Read more Read less

During previews
Entertaining, Great singing, Great arrangements, Great harmonies, Great lighting

See it if you'd like to see/hear a talented ensemble. The actors are fine singers and musicians as well.

Don't see it if bluegrass music is not for you. It's not the kind of music you hear in a theater very often.

Also This is a rather off-beat piece. I attended the first preview and thou... Read more Read less

During previews
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if If you love (or, at least, are open to) a musical set to bluegrass music. In addition, the play was interesting, well acted, and insightful.

Don't see it if You dislike bluegrass, and aren't interested in plays which highlight the racism and stereotyping that is common even among "good" people.

Also Elizabeth Davis who wrote the play, the music, and the lyrics, also ha... Read more Read less

During previews
Ambitious, Edgy, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if Enjoy a country road trip with Country bluegrass music in the background. The lead actress is a very talented performer, attuning the audien

Don't see it if Country music puts you to sleep. Sometimes the plot appears weak and slow, especially when Joe is talking, he should work on his performance

During previews
Great singing, Great melodic arrangements

See it if The blue grass and folk pop music is absorbing. Story motivations of protagonists could be more clear, but overall worthy story.

Don't see it if poverty, white privilege, blue grass music turn you off.

“My Name's Not Indian Joe” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

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