alterNatives by Drew Hayden Taylor


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A very liberal contemporary couple - Angel, an urban Native science fiction writer and Colleen, a "non-practising" jewish intellectual who teaches Native literature - are having a dinner party. The guests at this little soiree are couples that represent what by now have become the cliched extremes of both societes - Angel's former radical Native activist buddies and Colleen's environmentally concerned vegetarian/veterinarian friends. The menu is, of course, short-hand for the irreconcilable cultural differences about to come to a head: moose roast and vegetarian lasagna.

Year Printed: 2000
First produced in 1999 at the Bluewater Summer Playhouse in Kincardine, Ontario

Running Time: 110 minutes

Acts: 2

Male Cast: 3
Female Cast: 3