The Armory

Crossing Mnisose

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Protect the water. Remember the sacrifice.

April 13 — May 5, 2019

On the U.S. Bank Main Stage

Previews Apr. 13–18 | Opening night Apr. 19
By Mary Kathryn Nagle
Directed by Molly Smith

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Crossing Mnisose (pronounced “mini-so-shay”) tells the story of one of America's first feminists, Sacajawea, and draws a line from a completely original view of Lewis and Clark to the present day, as descendants of the Dakota and Lakota Nations continue their fight for the Mnisose (or what Europeans named the “Missouri River”) and the lands that contain the burials of their ancestors. From celebrated playwright, activist, and attorney Mary Kathryn Nagle (Cherokee Nation), whose Manahatta captivated audiences at Oregon Shakespeare Festival. 

Commissioned by Portland Center Stage at The Armory | World Premiere 

Run Time
Approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes, with one intermission.  

Join us for brief informational talks at 6:55 p.m. before every weeknight performance. Does not include preview performances.

Post-show discussions with cast and crew follow matinee performances April 25, 27, May 2, and 4.

Access Dates
Open Captioned - April 27, 2 p.m.
Audio Described - April 28, 2 p.m.
Sign Interpreted - May 2, 7:30 p.m.

Recommended for ages 15 and up. Contains strong language and adult situations. Children under 6 are not permitted at any production at The Armory.

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Resource Guide:
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Performance Times

Evenings: Tuesdays – Sundays at 7:30 p.m.*
Matinees: Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m., Thursdays at noon*

*Schedule may vary for some shows. Please check our season calendar to confirm.

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