Enjoy Outdoor Theater atAntelope Valley Indian Museum SHP
On Saturday May 2, 2015, from 6-9 p.m., join us for a performance of Owl and the Bear at Antelope Valley Indian Museum. The evening’s entertainment will also include a concert on Native flute by John Rivera (Chiricahua Apache). The event is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Antelope Valley Indian Museum. Come out, enjoy theater under the sky, and support the museum.
Owl and the Bear is based on Ted Garcia’s version of a traditional Chumash story. The play is performed outdoors by local Antelope Valley kids at “Little Theatre of the Standing Rocks.”
From 6 to 7 p.m., the museum will be open. Maria Farias will sell tamales and tacos from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m, so you can enjoy dinner either before or after the play. John Rivera’s flute concert will begin at 7:00 p.m. The play will start at 7:15 p.m. After the performance, the museum will reopen until 9 p.m. The museum highlights American Indian peoples of California, Arizona, and New Mexico.
The history of theater at the museum dates back to 1932. Museum founder H. A. Edwards wrote an Indian pageant. It was performed outdoors, near the museum, annually from 1932 to 1935. Edwards’ drama students from Lincoln High School played the main roles, and local friends and neighbors played the secondary roles. Edwards named his outdoor stage Theatre of the Standing Rocks.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids age 6 to 12. Kids age 5 and under are free. Advance tickets are on sale at the Antelope Valley Indian Museum gift shop every Saturday and Sunday from 11-4 pm. Remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the door on a first-come first-served basis on May 2.
The Antelope Valley Indian Museum hosts an American Indian Celebration the first weekend of October every year.
For information, call the museum: 661-946-3055