“So Far From Scioto” returns a piece of American Indian history to Colonial Williamsburg in a story involving the Revolutionary War and the Shawnee emissaries who were brought to Williamsburg in late 1774. The three-week run began on Saturday, October 1st.
According to Colonial Williamsburg’s site, “So Far from Scioto” chronicles “the American Indian presence on the eve of the Revolutionary War. The scene explores the story of a Shawnee delegation brought to the colonial capital in 1774 to ensure compliance with a peace agreement that ended Lord Dunmore’s War. The scene is part of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s American Indian Initiative, which takes a broad-based approach to include the histories of native peoples in 18th-century Williamsburg.”
Performances begin at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the amphitheater behind R. Charlton’s Coffeehouse, and will run Tuesdays through Sundays until October 22 as part of Revolutionary CIty programming.
As the Virginia Gazette reports, “So Far From Scioto” is part of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s American Indian Initiative, “which takes a broad-based approach to include the histories of Native peoples in 18th-century Williamsburg and draws on the talents and resources of the American Indian community. The Shawnee characters will be played by an all Native cast.”
For more information on the play, visit Colonial Williamburg’s site here, or call (800) 447-8679