Alanis King: 3 Plays by Alanis KingAlanis King: 3 Plays by Alanis King

Alanis King: 3 Plays

byAlanis King

Paperback | June 12, 2015

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This long-awaited first collection by playwright and director Alanis King presents three exciting plays interconnected by themes of hope: spiritual (If Jesus Met Nanabush), personal (The Tommy Prince Story) and cultural (Born Buffalo).

When Jesus turns up at the Champion of Champions Pow-Wow, the first person he meets is Nanabush. Together they form an odd pair. Nanabush is earthy, irascible, fun-loving. Jesus is formal, introverted, a fish out of water. However, as they venture across the back roads, bars and bus depots of Turtle Island, the two will discover that they are not so different after all.

Merging Native and Western traditions, If Jesus Met Nanabush is a thought-provoking and often hilarious cosmological First Contact story. The Tommy Prince Story an emotionally charged drama that brings to light the incredible life and times of the great Saulteaux warrior. As Drew Hayden Taylor concluded: "This is Alanis at her finest." The final play is the lively Born Buffalo which will take the reader back into the mystical age of the buffalo alongside fraternal twins magically transformed into bison.

Playwright and director ALANIS KING has quietly become a force in Native North American drama. Born into the Odawa Nation, Alanis became the first Aboriginal woman to graduate from the National Theatre School of Canada. She is a past Artistic Director of the Debajehmujig Theatre Group and the Native Earth Performing Arts in Toronto. Sh...
Title:Alanis King: 3 PlaysFormat:PaperbackDimensions:158 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.4 inPublished:June 12, 2015Publisher:Fifth House PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:192708332X

ISBN - 13:9781927083321