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Arthur Kopit’s Indians presents a dreamlike afterworld where Buffalo Bill Cody must endlessly attempt to justify his role in the decimation of the native people and defend the ambivalence of his friendships with them. This production would dispense with the traditional whitewashing of the piece, with all roles except Cody played by Native American actors. The ghostly arena provides entrances and exits to areas above the to
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audience as well as the exterior, all of which are accessible to everyone but Cody. The low walls advertise the alleged glory of the
Wild West in hollow, ironic, jingoistic terms that are constantly contradicted by the show itself.