We Own This Now: Fayette OH (Fulton County) / April 21, 2023: 1pm & 7pm

Event Description


Event information

Event type: Open to Public
Event date: April 21, 2023
Location: Fayette Opera House, 105 East Main Street, Fayette, OH 43521 [map]

Friday April 21, 2023, two performances:
1 pm (doors open at 12:30)
7 pm
(doors open at 6:30)

Performance location:
Fayette Opera House
105 East Main Street
Fayette, OH 43521

$5 tickets / Open Seating

Presented in partnership with the Museum of Fulton County and the Estate of Bev Miller

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 Diving into historical documents, absurd situations, and extended metaphors, the audience discovers alongside Riley and Chris how the Doctrine of Discovery (the legal framework that justifies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.