Little Lord, a theater company with high-camp ethics and dollar-store morals, takes a cheekily sacrilegious approach to one of our country’s most treasured tales—that of a little Native American girl who saved the life of an Englishman and later became a Civil Rights pioneer, contracting America’s first recorded interracial marriage. For Pocahontas, and/or America at the Bushwick Starr, writers Laura van Holt and Michael Levinton (who also directs) explore the Pocahontas myth and its various appropriations, drawing on sources as diverse as 150-year-old melodramas, historical writings, YMCA Indian guides, Pocahontas porn, and a field trip to Jamestown, Virginia. After tonight’s show, young adult author and erstwhile academic Andrea Cremer will lead a discussion on fierce girls and wild history.
Wednesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Starts: March 6. Continues through March 23, 2013