The Wild West Show that goes beyond “Cowboys and Indians”
Buffalo Bill presents his final Wild West Show–trick shots, tall tales, fancy riders…and a reckoning with the effect of the growth of the United States on the people who lived in North America first.
The play combines a classical tragic hero’s quest with a Wild West Show to create a fever-dream of a play, where realities elide from one into another, the star both lives and dies to perform, and ghosts walk the stage from brassy start to silent end.
Written as a protesting inquiry into the Vietnam War, Indians resonates anew with today’s confrontations between cultures foreign and domestic.
For Metropolitan’s production, the theater has been turned into a corral and filled with new music, dance, and a diverse company that includes actors both familiar and new to our stage playing across gender, race, and even species.
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