We Own This Now: Evanston IL / March 17 & 18, 2023

Event Description


Event information

Event type: Open to Public
Event date: March 17, 2023
Location: Reba Place Church, 620 Madison St. Evanston, IL 60202 [map]

Friday March 17, 2023 at 7 pm (doors open at 6:30)
Saturday March 18, 2023 at 3 pm
(doors open at 2:30)

Performance location:
Reba Place Church
620 Madison Street
Evanston, IL 60202

Tickets not required; $10 suggested donation
A short talkback with the actors will follow the performance

Co-Sponsored by
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Unitarian Church of Evanston, and Reba Place Church

Starring Ted Swartz and Michelle Milne, We Own This Now is a play by Alison Casella Brookins that looks at love of land, loss of land, and what it means to “own” something.

Chris has farmed the land his grandmother found as a home in Kansas after fleeing Russia almost 100 years ago; his daughter Riley is learning more about who was on that land before her Oma arrived, and the jarring connections she has to the fate of those people. Diving into historical documents, absurd situations, and extended metaphors, the audience discovers alongside Riley and Chris how the Doctrine of Discovery (the legal framework that justifies theft of land and oppression of Indigenous Peoples) is still being used and causing harm today.

More information about the play can be found on our We Own This Now page.