Sovereignty Performance & Conversation
We were so excited to say hello to all who joined us at Arena Stage for the performance of Sovereignty on January 31st and the conversation with the playwright, Mary Kathryn Nagle (COL ’05) on February 7 here on campus.
Sovereignty travels the intersections of personal and political truths, historic and present struggles. Sarah Ridge Polson, a young Cherokee lawyer fighting to restore her Nation’s jurisdiction, must confront the ever-present ghosts of her grandfathers. With shadows stretching from the 1830s Cherokee Nation (now present-day Georgia) and Andrew Jackson’s White House to the Cherokee Nation in present-day Oklahoma, Sovereignty asks how high the flames of anger can rise before they ultimately consume the truth.