Let’s face it: Most people aren’t all that familiar with Native American culture. Yes, as kids we learned about the massive trials and tribulations this group has suffered throughout history, but many of us have yet to understand how Native Americans cope with modern-day society. Cedars, a theatrical adaptation of Native American poetry and prose performed by Native American actors and directed by June Prager, couldn’t have come at a better time. Showcasing the talents of Native writers, Cedars represents the difficulties involved in trying to maintain Native American heritage in both urban and reservation communities. Having debuted in 2002, Cedars’ revised format includes poetry and prose texts, masks, drumming, and music.
Jan. 22-Feb. 1, 7:30 p.m., 2015