American History for Kids
of Tears was superb and had a great emotional impact!"
Liberty School, Cincinnati, OH
Historical Drama for Young Audiences
Flat Rock Playhouse, NC - Repertory Theatre of St. Louis
Trail of Tears is the story of the Cherokee drama and struggle, their forced removal from the homeland in the Smoky Mountains. The play was thoroughly researched and reviewed by leaders of the Cherokee Qualla Reservation in North Carolina. Performed at Talequah Arts Council to rave reviews.
of Tears' was superb."
Chosen One and Snow Owl Learn of Order to Remove Cherokees
Chosen One fights valiantly to save his people. A fresh look at American history that sheds light on Native American issues. The play is deeply dramatic -- the story of one man's courage.
"Trail of Tears was an excellent production with an important lesson. Cleverly constructed, very thoughtfully done."
Gary Kawarsky & Bob Wilcox, KDHX St. Louis
Chosen One asks neighbors why he must leave - Vows to fight.
Powerful Story for Young People
Cherokee Storytelling - The Great Thunderbird and Sacred Deer!
"Trail of Tears was a big hit! The script does an excellent job with a very difficult subject. The script was very well written."
John Cusumano, Over The Edge Productions, Stroudsburg PA
Endowment for the Arts Winner
Imaginary Theatre, Repertory Theatre St. Louis
Trail of Tears has a Companion Play:
Young Cherokee may be performed with Trail of Tears to make a two hour production with intermission. Both plays have independent stories however, and may be performed alone.
"Cleverly constructed, very thoughtfully done."
Imaginary Theatre, Repertory Theatre St. Louis - Flat Rock Playhouse, NC
ArtReach's Award-Winning Play 'Trail of Tears' brings history right into the hearts of your young audiences. Producers, this script is lively and moves swiftly, presenting history and human struggle with clever dialogue and quick scenes that build to an exciting end. Simple masks and Indian costumes, a minimal symbolic set and the use of primitive drums, make for an elegant production. It books easily -- teachers love the tie-in to American Indians and Native American History.
moving experience for every age.