About This Show

A gripping journey from the fur trade of the 1600s to the stock trade of today, Mary Kathryn Nagle’s Manahatta tells the story of Jane Snake, a brilliant young Native American woman with a Stanford MBA. Jane reconnects with her ancestral Lenape homeland, known as Manahatta, when she moves from Oklahoma to New York for a banking job just before the 2008 financial meltdown. Jane’s struggle to reconcile her new life with the expectations and traditions of her family and Nation are powerfully interwoven with the heartbreaking history of the Delaware Nation’s expulsion from their land. Both old and new Manahatta converge in a lesson about the dangers of living in a society where there’s no such thing as enough.

Show Details

Dates: First Preview: November 16, 2023 Opening Night: December 5, 2023 Final Performance: December 23, 2023

Theatermania Review

| | December 5, 2023
The Native American playwright’s thought-provoking and ambitious play makes its New York premiere at the Public Theater.

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