Davidson to stage play about 'family dynamics' Jan. 25-26
Hilliard Davidson High School will present the play Indian Blood at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, and Saturday, Jan. 26.
Director Trace Crawford, an English teacher and director of the drama department at Davidson High School, described the themes of the play as "family dynamics, heritage, conflict and trust."
Set in the mid-1940s and penned by playwright A.R. Gurney, the production is a "slice of American nostalgia," Crawford said.
"There are no real scene changes (and) the props are basically a handful of chairs and a table," Crawford said.
Davidson senior Sam McTurner will play the lead role of Eddie, the protagonist and narrator of the play who amuses other students in his class with a tawdry drawing for which his cousin reports him, Crawford said. The act at school is uncovered at a family dinner, which leads to more family strife.
The tension between the cousins is revealed as the heritage of different Indian tribes.
"It's a quiet little play, very low tech, but it sneaks up on you," Crawford said. "It gives each of us a chance to ask who we are, where we came from and what really causes little conflicts in our lives."
Admission is $5 and tickets go on sale one hour in advance of the performances at the Performing Arts Center at Davidson High School, 5100 Davidson Road.
Patrons have the opportunity to enjoy a dinner before the performance Saturday, Jan. 26.
The Davidson girls' lacrosse team will host a spaghetti dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. at the high school. Carryout or dine-in dinners are $7.