Outdoor Theater Returns to "Little Theatre of the Standing Rocks" at Antelope Valley Indian Museum SHP
On Saturday April 13, 2013, from 6-9 p.m., join us for the first performance of a play at the Antelope Valley Indian Museum since 1935! The Seven Sisters is based on a Tongva (Native people of the Los Angeles Basin) story about how the Pleiades star constellation came to exist. It will be performed outdoors by local Antelope Valley kids at “Little Theatre of the Standing Rocks.” The script was adapted in consultation with astronomer Glenn Miller (Tongva) and costumes designed in consultation with Barbara Drake (Tongva). The performance is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Antelope Valley Indian Museum. Come out, enjoy theater under the stars, and support the museum.
From 6 to 7 p.m., the museum will be open. Cecelia Begay will sell Navajo tacos, fry bread, and sweet bread all day at the museum from 11 AM until 9 p.m. The performance will start at 7 p.m. After the performance, the Antelope Valley Astronomy Club will share their telescopes with visitors so they can see the Seven Sisters and other items of astronomical interest. The museum will also reopen after the performance 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.
Seats are limited, and tickets are on sale in advance. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for kids age 6 to 12. Kids age 5 and under are free. Tickets are on sale at the Antelope Valley Indian Museum, the Pinheiro Visitor Center at the Poppy Reserve, Reagan’s Hallmark in Lancaster, or contact Sandi McClure at (661) 722-5265. Tickets will also be on sale at Cinnamon Rose in Palmdale on Saturday April 6th from 11 to 3. Remaining tickets may be available for purchase at the door on a first come first served basis on April 13th. We recommend phoning the museum ahead of time at (661) 946-3055 to confirm the availability of tickets at the door.
The museum hosts an annual celebration the first weekend in October.
For information, call the museum: 661-946-3055