Premiere of Discovery: A Comic Lament – Harrisonburg, VA

Event Information

Event Type:
Open to Public

Event Date:
Jun 24, 2017

Event Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Harrisonburg First Church of the Brethren

Event Description

Premiere of Discovery: A Comic Lament – Harrisonburg, VA

Ted & Co is launching the premiere of our newest show, Discovery: A Comic Lament, in Harrisonburg, VA! Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 7:30 pm at Harrisonburg First Church of the Brethren, 315 S Dogwood Dr, Harrisonburg, VA 22801. Admission is FREE! Please come considering how you might support this important project!

Introducing the most recent addition to the Ted & Co family of plays, starring Ted Swartz and Michelle Milne. Discovery: A Comic Lament, written and produced by emerging writer, Ted & Co intern, and AMBS seminary graduate, Alison Brookins, and produced by Ted & Co, is a play about the Doctrine of Discovery, the legal framework that justifies theft of land and oppression of Indigenous Peoples. It finds unexpected humor at the crossroads of justice and land use, offering both comic and challenging glimpses into the absurdity of white settler oppression of Indigenous Peoples and the land we live on. A show about love, and loss, of land, Discovery nudges us to question our stories with honesty and integrity.

Starring Ted Swartz and Michelle Milne. Created in partnership with the Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery Coalition, and directed by Phil Weaver-Stoesz.

So what happens when we find out there is a problem with the ground under our feet? When we acknowledge that the land we want to reconnect with was violently and unjustly emptied of indigenous peoples? When we learn about the continued oppression of these people?

This is a play about a big, foundational problem: how the land under our feet came to be under our feet. And it is about learning to face that problem with the energy that only shared laughter can create, so that we can move forward.