Recurring EventGeronimo: Life on the Reservation – a fascinating, seldom told story of his life as a POW
geronimo life on the reservation a fascinating seldom told story of his life as a pow
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Saturday, April 18, 2020
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Sunday, April 19, 2020
2:30pm - 4:00pm

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Santa Monica Playhouse Main Stage, 1211 4th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401 

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Santa Monica Playhouse presents two performances only of the critically acclaimed and seldom told story of Geronimo's life as a POW on the Fort Sill Indian Reservation. Starring veteran performer Rudy Ramos (Yellowstone's "Felix Long," Ironsides, The High Chaparral, Helter Skelter, The Enforcer, Defiance, Colors), helmed by respected actor/director Steve Railsback (The Visitors – dir. Elia Kazan; Helter Skelter, From Here to Eternity, The Stuntman, The X-Files), and written by award-winning novelist Janelle Meraz Hooper (A Three-Turtle Summer, As Brown As I Want: The Indianhead Diaries, Custer and His Naked Ladies), GERONIMO: Life on the Reservation focuses on the resiliency, humor, and genius of the great Apache leader, bringing Geronimo's final years to life on the stage in a dramatic recounting of a fascinating, largely forgotten chapter in American history, the perfect afternoon event for family members of all ages to share together. "The white men will never tell the whole story. They control everything that is said about us in the newspapers and books. Even the maps favor the whites. They are dotted with each place we fought the white soldiers. Look closely. You will see: if the soldiers won, it was a battle. If we won, it was a massacre." "Ramos, who has acted alongside Clint Eastwood and Ryan O'Neal and been directed by Walter Hill, displays a cerebral and emotional depth and understanding of Hooper's writing that gives him the ability to interpret the character vividly, fiercely and with great wisdom, humor and feeling," says, succeeding "because of Hooper's far-reaching grasp of Native American life, Railsback's brilliant eye and Ramos' brave, effortless and intuitive effort." (