This is another play that I attempted to read over the last couple months. It was written by a Canadian, actually, and deals with Native rights as the main issue of the story. The play takes place at a fictional Native reserve in Canada. There are many characters to the play, but only one female role, the rest of the characters are men. One of the main things that happens in the play is that the women of the reserve decide that they want to play ice hockey, Canada's favourite pasttime. All the men of the play are big hockey fanatics, and they attempt to be understanding to the women and their attempt to be different. The play also covers Native stereotypes, for example one of the children in the play has fetal alcohol syndrome because his mother drank. A past time that is stereotypically placed with all Natives. The author does not necessarily say that the stereotypes are true, he just shows what could happen if they were. The big theme to this play, though, is lose of identity. By watching the scenes play out, you see that these Natives quite similarly to white man. They have lost the things that made them individuals, and the author tries to bring them back. He shows that religion has either been adapted to meet the white mans views or has to be risque and dangerous to get noticed. One of the men in the play is obsessed with this lose of identity and during the course of the play brings back his native traditions in small quantities.
Overall, not a bad play, but I found it not as readable as others. It is probably much better if you get to see it first hand.