a World Premiere by Don Zolidis
March 29, 2012 - June 2, 2012
Winner of the 2004 Princess Grace Award for Playwriting and the 2011 Edgerton Foundation New American Play AwardWhen Carol Gelling discovers that a buffalo born on her farm is pure white, she thinks it’s nothing more than a curiosity. She soon learns that the birth of the white buffalo fulfills an ancient Sioux prophecy -- the coming of peace on earth and unity of mankind. Almost overnight, her small farm becomes a hotbed of spiritual outpouring -- from Native American pilgrims to the Dalai Lama. When a mysterious businessman offers to buy the calf, Carol must decide whether the white buffalo signals the end of her financial hardships or the beginning of her own spiritual enrichment. This award-winning new play weaves a magical story of forgiveness, hope, and belonging.
Contains some adult language and content.
Directed by Guy Sanville
"This is an amazing production -- satisfying on every level imaginable, while never stooping to cheap emotional appeals. White Buffalo is funny and spiritually uplifting. It is heartbreaking and healing. It is weird and wonderful. You really need to see it." - Patty Nolan, Detroit Theater Examiner
"The characters...are utterly compelling. None of them is based on stereotype...Guy Sanville...gifts us with a worthy premiere of a worthy play." - John Quinn, EncoreMichigan.com
"From the explosive beginning to the illuminated ending, everything works. " - Ann Holt, MLive.com
"Zolidis is a titanic talent when it comes to writing dialogue and monologue for his characters...White Buffalo is so chock-full of loving attention to detail and genuineness at nearly every level that it's impossible to dislike the experience...a tapestry of rich detail and well-balanced storytelling..." - Sean Dalton, Heritage.com
This production has been generously sponsored by: