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Heller Shorts 2018: “On Cloud 9”

Heller Shorts 2018: “On Cloud 9”

HEller shorts 2018: “On Cloud 9”

"Sovereignty”

"Sovereignty”

Sovereignty

By Mary Kathryn Nagle

The personal and the political are one and the same in the deeply moving, daring drama from native Oklahoman playwright and lawyer Mary Kathryn Nagle. Sovereignty splits its time in two parallel, deeply connected timelines: the early 1830s in Cherokee Nation, and in what is now called Oklahoma in the year 2020. In the first, tensions rise as Andrew Jackson’s White House threatens to remove the Cherokee from their land; in the second, Sarah Polson must confront her ubiquitous past in her work as a young Cherokee lawyer fighting for the restoration and preservation of her Nation’s inherent jurisdiction.

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