Arthur Kopit's "Indians" is November Production
Madison, NJ –October 19, 2006 – “Indians”, Arthur Kopit’s nineteenth century groundbreaking drama about violence towards American Indians, will be staged at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s College at Florham in the Dreyfuss Theater from Wednesday, November 15 through Saturday, November 18 at 8 p.m. with a 2:30 matinee on Sunday, November 19.
First produced in 1968, this play takes the audience back in time to discover the lives of legendary Indians William “Buffalo Bill” Cody and other famous Native Americans such as Sitting Bull and Geronimo. This play brings a sense of justice to America’s native people and tells a different version, often not heard, about how the west was won.
“Indians” continues to charm audiences because of its approach to a subject not often explored due to the myths surrounding cowboys and Indians. The characters are both compelling and challenging. Made into a film by Robert Altman in 1976 entitled “Buffalo Bill and the Indians or Sitting Bull’s History Lesson,” it stared Paul Newman and Harvey Keitel. It explored the boundaries between heroes, hypocrisy, and illusion.
Admission is $10. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling 973-443-8644 ext. 4.
For further information, contact Stephen Hollis, 973-443-8467 or firstname.lastname@example.org.