By William S. Yellow Robe Jr.
William S. Yellow gown, Jr., a number one Assiniboine playwright, begun his occupation within the theater as an actor. even supposing his appearing talents have been revered, there have been few roles for local americans. hence, he begun writing his personal performs, growing roles not only for himself yet for different local actors besides. the place THE PAVEMENT ENDS includes 5 of Yellow Robe's so much poignant and strong performs: The big name Quilter, The physique Guards, Rez Politics, The Council, and Sneaky. in line with his stories at the fortress Peck Indian reservation, those performs mix uncooked reservation truth with sophisticated humor. by way of exploring a variety of points of the local American event, together with tribal autonomy, ecology, Indian/White family, and identification, the performs provide a special and clean viewpoint on humanity.
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It’s like I said. I’m just here for a visit. And yes, I’m a little sorry for what happened. MONA You say that every time, but I don’t know if your tongue, brain, and heart are connected. LUANNE What? That’s funny, isn’t it? I guess, that’s how you and me are supposed to work things out. But when it comes down to it, Mona, even though you’re an Indian, you’ve always been a good friend to me. Oh—I see you’re making a new quilt. MONA No, I just finished it. I’m getting ready to take it over to the community hall.
Please don’t say any more, LuAnne. Today is a bad day for me. Don’t press me like you always do. I’m afraid. LUANNE Afraid? What? Listen to yourself. MONA I’m afraid of what I might do or say. Listen to me. Today is a very bad day for me. I don’t know what I’m going to do. So please don’t say any more. LUANNE I—I understand. 34 William S. Yellow Robe, Jr. LuAnne gets to her feet and exits. MONA This time, I hope you do. Blackout. SCENE FOUR TIME: 1992, winter, on a weekday. Mona sits on her bed.
MONA No, I’m not jealous. It sounds interesting, but I don’t mind if I’m not involved. I have a lot of things around here that will keep me busy for a long time. LUANNE Not even a little? Oh come on, now. I bet you were a little upset about the possibility of being left out? MONA No. Why should I be? LUANNE Because you knew I would be saving the best for last? The Star Quilter 21 MONA What? LUANNE Well, what do you think of my little project? MONA Do you really want to know the truth, LuAnne? LUANNE Sure.
Where the Pavement Ends: Five Native American Plays (American Indian Literature and Critical Studies Series) by William S. Yellow Robe Jr.