We Own This Now: Lawrence Kansas / Oct 29, 2022
Saturday Oct. 29, 2022 at 7pm
Theatre Lawrence, Lawrence KS
This event is a benefit for Kanza Heritage Society
$20 tickets available at the door (by cash or check only)
What if the land you love was stolen?
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 Diving into historical documents, absurd situations, and extended metaphors, the audience discovers alongside Riley and Chris how the Doctrine of Discovery (the legal framework that justifies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.