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Stage Reading

Spotlight Reading: The Independence of Eddie Rose

by William S. Yellow Robe, Jr.
of the Assiniboine Tribe
Directed by Juan Ramirez

Jul 23, 2018

Court’s Spotlight Reading Series aims to rediscover plays by writers of color largely missing from the American stage and absent from the traditional canon.

Monday, July 23 | 6:30PM
American Indian Center
3401 West Ainslie St (map)
Free. Limited seating.

The Story: This Native American drama tells the story of a teenage boy confronted with the challenges of family alcoholism and domestic violence. Eddie is forced to choose between the learned way of a broken society and traditional values of the Red Road. While pursuing self-discovery, he saves his younger sister and, with the help of his aunt’s wisdom, works to save his family.

Content advisory: This play contains strong language, culturally sensitive issues, and details about sexual assault.
Getting to the American Indian Center:
  • By car: If you are driving, free parking is available at Albany Bank (3400 W. Lawrence Ave.), which is a few blocks away from the venue. The spots marked RESERVED are not available for use. Please note that the Albany Bank & Trust Company, NA is not responsible for physical damages to any individuals, vehicles and or property within the vehicles.
  • By Uber or Lyft: Since street parking is very difficult, using a ride-share service may be convenient. The address to the American Indian Center is 3401 West Ainslie St.
  • By public transportation: The closest train stop is the Kimball stop on the Brown Line.

The Spotlight Reading series is made possible in part by a grant from

The Joyce Foundation

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