Mixed Magic Theatre to Present WIKETV, 8/24-25
Mixed Magic Theatre will present WIKETV, a Native American Play by Brianna McGhee on Sunday - Monday August 24th & 25th 7pm. All Tickets $10. For Reservations and Information, visit www.mmtri.com or call 401.305.7333.
Mixed Magic Theatre will present a reading of, "Wiketv", a play by NYU student and emerging playwright Brianna McGhee. The play is set during the peak of President Andrew Jackson's Indian Removal Act of 1835. Wiketv, meaning freedom in the Algonquin Language, examines the abuse of power by an American President that will lead to the destruction of an entire culture and people. Human morality is also put to the test when a guilt ridden Army General, distraught over the loss of his own family, encounters the youngest daughter of a Native American Chief he has killed.
Based in Pawtucket, RI in a newly renovated space, Mixed Magic Theatre is a 501 (c) (3) arts organization founded in 2000 by Ricardo and Bernadet Pitts-Wiley. For the past decade, Mixed Magic Theatre has strived to bring diverse stories and images to the stage through prose and song, tackling well-known dramatics as well as original theatrical productions. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Jonathan Pitts-Wiley, Mixed Magic Theatre continues to pursue excellence and remains to it's mission: building more literate and arts-active communities.
Brianna McGhee, who is a descendant of the Narragansett and Wampanoag people, attended Bishop Feehan High School (2012) is entering her Junior Year at the Dramatic Writing Program of Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. She will study abroad in Sydney, Australia next spring.
Brianna wrote the first draft of Wiketv when she was twelve after she was inspired by the stories her grandmother told her about the family's Native American history.