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LAWRENCE KS- Come see the finest in Native American Theater!
"Star Stage Left" is a mesmerizing look at the world of the Hollywood Indian. Playwright Bruce King introduces his audience to the world of aging Indian movie star Uni Verse and his retinue of agents, body guards, trophy women and servants. In a style that those familiar with King’s work will recognize, the characters first appear to be satirical caricatures of the world of a Hollywood star whose contract is about to run out. But as the play develops, the comic layers are peeled away, and the contract is revealed to be more that just another studio contract. The playwright moves us from the Hollywood surface to the metaphysical world that lies beneath the trappings of wealth and fame. While the universe of the play is the contract that the characters have made to achieve their place in a world of wealth and power, the playwright forces us to examine the contracts that we have all accepted to achieve our own version of success and security. The play is true to King’s world view; while we may fault society and history for our life circumstances, we knowingly make our decisions about what part of ourselves we are willing to sacrifice to achieve our ambitions. This show will run from February 25th-27th, 2009