ASHLAND ACTOR Robert Owens plays 21 characters in "Walking on Turtle Island," a one-man show that he will present at 8 p.m. Saturday at the McDonald Theatre, 1010 Willamette St.
"Walking on Turtle Island" consists of four vignettes in which Owens, a member of the Lakota nation, creates a view of the United States as seen through the eyes of American Indians.
In "The Night Flying Woman" segment, Owens portrays four generations of women. "Tyee John" is an Oregon story, presented with assistance from Seline Rilatos and Robert Quinta of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians.
The touring show was developed by Owens and Michael O'Rourke. It is directed by Willamette Repertory Theatre founder Kirk Boyd, with music by Dan Wahpepah and costumes by Anne Gibson.
Formerly an actor with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Owens has been acting and telling stories for more than 20 years.
Boyd said the play "concentrates on the notion of `the bridge' between people, between nations. It is a good story to tell now as social unity seems to be on the front burner after 9-11."
Tickets, at $10 each, are available directly through Fastixx, (800) 992-8499; at two Safeway stores, 350 E. 40th Ave., 945 Bailey Hill Road and 1891 Pioneer Parkway in Springfield; and at the door.
VIOLENCE against women will be explored in Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues," which takes the stage at 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and Feb. 15 in the UO's Robinson Theatre, 1109 Old Campus Lane.
Admission is $10 for the general public and $7 for students. Tickets are available by phoning 346-4376; they also will be sold at the door.
The production will feature two dozen women performing what Ensler created as a one-woman show, based on interviews with hundreds of women.
The play, which has become the centerpiece of "V-Day" celebrations, has been performed around the world. Productions are scheduled on some 500 college campuses this year.
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|Publication:||The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)|
|Date:||Feb 8, 2002|
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