The Purple Rose Theatre Company continues its 2011/12 Season with White Buffalo, a world premiere by Don Zolidis. Winner of the 2004 Princess Grace Award for Playwriting and a 2011 EdgertonFoundation New American Play Award, the production will enjoy a ten-week engagement from Thursday, March 29 – Saturday, June 2, 2012.
When Carol Gelling discovers that a buffalo born on her farm is pure white, she thinks it’s nothing more than a curiosity. She soon learns that the birth of the white buffalo fulfills an ancient Sioux prophecy — the coming of peace on earth and unity of mankind. Almost overnight, her small farm becomes a hotbed of spiritual outpouring — from Native American pilgrims to the Dalai Lama. When a mysterious businessman offers to buy the calf, Carol must decide whether the white buffalo signals the end of her financial hardships or the beginning of her own spiritual enrichment. This award-winning new play weaves a magical story of forgiveness, hope, and belonging.
Shows run Weds (3 pm and 8 pm) Thursday (8 pm) Friday (8 pm) Saturday (3 pm and 8 pm) and Sunday (2pm)