Pow Wow Highway Hits the Stage!

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown October 9th, 2014 Last Updated on: October 9th, 2014

Once again New York City gets all the cool stuff! This weekend if you're in New York, you can check out William S. Yellow Robe, Jr.'s (Assiniboine) stage adaptation of Powwow Highway, a novel by David Seals (Huron). You might be more familiar with the 1989 film version starring Gary Farmer and A Martinez.

Via Amerinda, Inc.

Via Amerinda, Inc.


To recap the story is about Philbert, a local misfit, who is asked to travel with Buddy to rescue Buddy's sister from jail. The unlikely pair set out on a roundabout journey from the Cheyenne Reservation in Montana to New Mexico. Powwow Highway is a funny and heartfelt story about being there for each other and finding ones faith where you least expect it.

For old time's sake here's the movie trailer from 1989:

The stage productions stars, Wyatt True Ash-Milby, Dylan Carusona, Donna Couteau, Joe Cross, Bob Jaffe, Tanis Parenteau, Autumn Peters, Anna Rahn, and John Scott Richardson

Directed by Madeline Sayet (Mohegan)

Shows run October 10 – October 25, 2014: Wednesdays – Saturdays @ 7pm; Sundays @ 2pm; With a special Wednesday matinee on October 15th @ 2pm

The Dorothy B. Williams Theater @ HERE
145 Sixth Avenue, New York City
(Entrance on Dominick, One block south of Spring)

American Indian Artists Inc. works to empower Native Americans, break down barriers, and foster intercultural understanding and appreciation for Native culture. Through a variety of arts programs and services to artists, AMERINDA supports Native artists who embody the traditional practices and values that define Indian culture. We also promote the indigenous perspective in the arts to a wide audience through the creation of new work in contemporary art forms – visual, performing, literary and media arts.

For more information please visit Amerinda.org or for tickets visit HERE.org.

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About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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