New York : Plume, c1993
THE STORIES: The cycle is epic in style when the plays are performed together, yet each individual play tells a powerful story on its own. (The character breakdowns shown here reflect the individual plays, but, together, a minimum of 20 actors can
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A series of short plays, meant to be performed as two full length plays, that follow a family through 300 years and several generations. The patriarch starts off the show by treating us to a particularly nasty example of white interaction with Native Americans; his descendants show throughout the play that things haven't changed as much as we might like to think. The author doesn't attempt to whitewash the story with the nobility of the working poor, but he also spares little kindness to the wealthy landowners who exploit local misery for their own gain. The play is well written, a bit grim in parts (many parts), but engaging and able to hold the interest.