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Saturday, October 08, 2005


"Grandchildren of the Buffalo Soldiers"

will begin its national tour with a peformance at Sisseton:

A new play by William S. Yellow Robe, Jr.
Performance: Sisseton Middle School October 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $5 for adults, students free

This play, co-produced by the Penumbra Theater Company, St. Paul, and Trinity Repertory Company, Providence, R.I., confronts the complex and destructive racial issues that pervade so much human interaction.

Buffalo Soldiers, the term given to black military units, were stationed at Ft. Sisseton. Their legacy and history is dimension of American history and culture not often explored until recently.

The play premiered at the Penumbra Theatre Company on Sept. 23 and runs through Oct. 15.

After opening its road tour in Sisseton, the company will move to the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls to be in residence Oct. 20-23.

In early November, it appears at the Lied Center of Kansas at the University of Kansas, Lawrence.

It will be in residence at the Trinity Company in Providence during December and then will tour the New England and Mid-Atlantic states.

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