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Indians is a play by the American playwright Arthur Kopit that premiered in the United States in 1968 and opened on Broadway in October 1969. It was one of the first theatrical works to examine and challenge the myth of how the American West was won and more specifically the way the white settlers treated the indigenous population. The Broadway cast included Stacy Keach in the leading role of Buffalo Bill.

In April 1974 Mavis Taylor staged the play at the Little Theatre with students from the University of Cape Town Drama Department. The cast included Bobby Heaney as Buffalo Bill, as well as Peter Cartwright, Neville Thomas, Trevor Brazil, Clive Metz, Paul Herzberg, Franklin Samson, Marcel van Heerden, John Pitt, Etienne Puren, Matthew Shum, Bernard Nathanson, Philip Godawa, Darryl Buckton, Jamie Crawford, Estelle de Gouveia, Jonathan Rands, Marjorie Smith, Paddi Clay, Allan Goldstein and Neil Vernon-Smith. The costumes were designed by Helen Rooza and the music was devised by Michael Tuffin.


Theatre programme

Newspaper reviews amongst Jonathan Rands papers

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