Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Epic, Intelligent, Profound

About the show

Written and performed by Erica Fae, this solo work was Drawn directly from Sarah Wakefield’s auto-biographical narrative 'Six Weeks in the Sioux Tepees,' which recounts her experiences during the 1862 Dakota Uprising.

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Were it not for the protection provided by one Dakota man and his family, Sarah likely would not have lived to tell her story. A complicated narrator, by turns admirable and offensive, Sarah’s gratitude and prejudice endow her voice with sharp resonance for audiences still grappling with the legacy of America’s brutal past (and present).

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"Fae gives a powerful physical performance of survival and independence, delivering Wakefield as a fascinatingly woke frontierswoman who nevertheless feels in the core of her being every terror and injustice she endures...Fae evidently wants to elevate Wakefield’s story from a captivity narrative to a crusader’s tale, even her absorbing, nuanced performance cannot separate her adaptation of that story from the conventions and themes of a genre we might all do well to escape." Full Review

Absorbing, Epic, Great acting, Intelligent, Profound

See it if You like historical drama; one woman shows; well written show notes in their Playbill

Don't see it if Kids shows; cute musicals; comedy

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