Life Among the Natives

Urban Stages
259 W 30th St, New York, NY 10001
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Eccentric behavior and mental illness are often separated by little more than a razor's edge. In Life Among The Natives, Jewel Native is a quiet unassuming accountant whose girlfriend Amanda drops by unexpectedly to finally meet the family Jewel doesn't talk about: Grandma Native (a.k.a. Tinkerbell) pops pills with abandon and is convinced Elvis is living next door. Tink's daughter Azalea (Jewel's mom) is a big game huntress whose latest prize is Adam the Monkey Boy, a young man she found being raised by primates on the African veldt. Jewel's younger sister Lulu has a fascination with the military and a penchant for planting mines in the backyard, and her father is a local politician who is running for office on a platform of cross-dressing. Can Jewel, who still hasn't come out to her family, make then accept both her lifestyle and what Amanda means to her? Even more importantly, can Jewel finally accept her family when she's absolutely terrified of becoming as crazy as they are? Life Among the Natives runs in repertory with The Disorder Plays.

Visit the Life Among the Natives website:

http://www.milkcantheatre.org/Productions/2009-2010/2009-2010Season.html#natives