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Enjoy Outdoor Theater at the Museum

On Saturday May 6, 2017, from 6-9 p.m., join us for this year’s performance of Owl and the Bear at Antelope Valley Indian Museum. The event is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Antelope Valley Indian Museum. Come out, enjoy theater under the sky, and support the museum.

Owl and the Bear is based on Ted Garcia’s version of a traditional Chumash story. The play is performed outdoors by local Antelope Valley kids at “Little Theatre of the Standing Rocks.”

From 6 to 7 p.m., the museum will be open. Food will be available for purchase from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m, so you can enjoy dinner either before or after the play. The play will start at 7:00 p.m. After the performance, the museum will reopen until 9 p.m. The museum highlights American Indian peoples of California, Arizona, and New Mexico.

Kirstin Warren of Lake Los Angeles will play the part of Muhu the Owl. Kaya Gilson of Lake Los Angeles returns for her 5th year in the play. This time she brings her talents to the part of Xus the Bear. Leif and Zoe Hanson of Quartz Hill play Eagle and Coyote, respectively. Josh Rhyne, Eli Rhyne, and Garret Alcaraz of Lancaster play the Rabbit Brothers, and Haley Diercks and Madison Kunkel of Lake Los Angeles are the Deer Sisters.

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.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids age 6 to 12. Kids age 5 and under are free. Advance tickets are on sale at the Antelope Valley Indian Museum gift shop every Saturday and Sunday from 11-4 pm. Remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the door on a first-come first-served basis on May 7.

Annual Celebration

Antelope Valley Indian Museum hosts an annual American Indian Celebration in October.

For information, call the museum: 661-946-3055

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