Acme Theatre to present ‘The Rememberer’

By From page A7 | July 22, 2014

Acme Theatre Company will present its annual summer show, “The Rememberer,” July 31 through Aug. 10 at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St.

The production is based on the life story of Joyce Simmons Cheeka — a member of the Squaxin Tribe — who is forced into a government boarding school in 1911. Steven Dietz’s “The Rememberer” explores ideas behind the collision of two drastically different worlds and one woman’s journey to weave them together.

In preparation for sharing this story, the Acme actors have dedicated their summer to studying stereotypes and realities, cultural appropriation, the Indian boarding school system, the history of the Pacific Northwest, Squaxin culture and the Squaxin heritage language — Lushootseed.

The play will be presented at 7 p.m. July 31-Aug. 2 and Aug. 7-9, and at 4 p.m. Aug. 3 and 10. Tickets, available at the door, are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors and $10 for students. Tickets also are available online for a discounted price at http://acme.brownpapertickets.com.

For more information, contact the front of house manager at [email protected] or at 530-774-7156.

Enterprise staff

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