Sovereignty, a play by Mary Kathryn Nagle, presented by TheatreSquared
Sovereignty, a play by Mary Kathryn Nagle, is receiving national attention and praise across the United States, including articles in The New York Times and American Theatre magazine. In Sovereignty, Sarah Ridge Polson, a young Cherokee lawyer fighting to restore her Nation’s jurisdiction, must confront the ever-present ghosts of her grandfathers. With shadows stretching from 1830s Cherokee Nation (now present-day Georgia) through Andrew Jackson’s Oval Office to the Cherokee Nation in present-day Oklahoma, Sovereignty asks how high the flames of anger can rise before they ultimately consume the truth. Nagle, an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation and direct descendant of John Ridge, wrote Sovereignty as a commission for the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., where the play received its world premiere and opened on January 24, 2018. Continuing the museum’s conversation on Native voices, Sovereignty will be performed by TheatreSquared with support from The University of Arkansas.
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