West Coast Premiere – a young Cherokee lawyer confronts her grandfathers’ ghosts
Sovereignty follows Sarah Ridge Polson, a young Cherokee lawyer fighting to restore her Nation’s jurisdiction as she confronts the ever-present ghosts of her grandfathers.
With shadows stretching from 1830s Cherokee Nation (now present-day Georgia) through Andrew Jackson’s Oval Office, along the fateful Trail of Tears, to the Cherokee Nation in present-day Oklahoma—Sovereignty travels the powerful intersections of personal and political truths; bridging our country’s distant past and imminent future.
By Mary Kathryn Nagle
Directed by Jasson Minadakis
- Panel Discussion: Join us following the 4pm preview performance on Sunday, September 29th for a panel discussion with playwright Mary Kathryn Nagle around Sovereignty. This discussion is free and open to the public, and attendance at the preview performance is not required.
- Native American Trade Feast: On September 14th, Marin Theatre Company will be present at the Native American Trade Feast at Miwok Park in Novato, a celebration of the 52nd year of the Marin Museum of the American Indian. Admission is free, and chances are you might get to chat with Sovereignty playwright, Mary Kathryn Nagle!
- Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival: Stop by Mill Valley’s annual Arts festival in Old Mill Park on Saturday (9/14) or Sunday (9/15) and visit Marin Theatre Company’s booth! We’ll be spreading the word about Sovereignty, as well as our Fall education class offerings.
- Young Professionals Night: Join us the Wednesday after Opening Night for a pre-show reception with wine and snacks, followed by a 7:30pm performance. For Sovereignty, the YPN event will take place on Wednesday, October 2nd with a reception starting at 7:00pm. Interns, apprentices, students, and other young professionals in any field are encouraged to attend, and are eligible for discounted tickets. To book, use promo code PROFESH20 online, in person, or by calling MTC’s Box Office.
- Window on the Work: Join members of MTC’s artistic staff and cast of the show to discuss artistic and production elements of MTC’s production of Sovereignty at 7:00pm on Thursday, September 5th, at the Mill Valley Public Library.
- Perspectives: The third Thursday of each show is the Perspectives matinee performance which includes a pre-show topical lecture. For Sovereignty, the Perspectives matinee is scheduled for Thursday, October 17th, with the pre-show lecture beginning at 12:30pm, and the performance beginning at 1:00pm.
- Pre-Show Discussions: Join members of MTC’s artistic staff to discuss the play, playwright and play’s themes on Wednesdays before the 7:30pm performances.
- After Words: Join a member of MTC’s artistic staff (often with one or more members of the cast) for a Q&A talkback after every performance, except Saturday evenings and Opening and Closing Nights.
Tickets $25 – $70
Discounts for seniors, under 35, teens, military families, and teachers are available.
Additional time info:
Tue-Sat evenings: 7:30 pm
Sat-Sun matinees: 2:00 pm
Sunday Preview, Sep 29: 4:00 pm
Perspectives Matinee, Thu, Oct 17: 1:00 pm
397 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941
Please arrive at the theater early enough to give yourself ample time to find parking.
Parking lots are conveniently located adjacent to the theater, but DO NOT park in front of an open business, especially in the Eggers Plaza parking lot behind the theater, as your car may be towed. Parking along creek in the Eggers Plaza parking lot is allowed.
If these lots are full, free street parking is available on Miller Avenue and on the neighborhood streets around the theater. We recommend that you arrive at the theater at least a half hour prior to curtain.
Please be aware: Cars parked in front of open businesses may be towed.