Theatre Review: Manahatta Intersection International:

I first heard of Mary Kathryn Nagle’s play MANAHATTA at an event hosted by Intersections International. All too often human rights abuses are discussed and analyzed academically; MANAHATTA employs an historical arc that allows for an examination of the past within the context and realization of the present. I knew that it would resonate with audiences on an emotional level. According to Mary Kathryn Nagle, MANAHATTA tells the story of a modern day Lenape woman who returns to her ancestral land to work on Wall Street, where she must reconcile all that her people have lost with what she now attempts to gain. “MANAHATTA simultaneously follows the story of the Lenape Indians who lived on MANAHATTA in the 1600’s, when Peter Minuit and the Dutch claim to have purchased the island for $24. The play explores how contemporary concepts of indigenous identity, ownership, and the enti...

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