By E. Donald Two-Rivers
In Briefcase Warriors, a suite of six fast paced, thought-provoking performs, E. Donald Two-Rivers offers an tricky and multifaceted view of latest American Indian city lifestyles. Alternately unhappy, funny, or discomfiting, those performs variety from one-act vignettes available to teenagers to prolonged portrayals of the seedier part of city life. Fast-talking and hard-living, the characters depicted via Two-Rivers fight to outlive the occasionally opposed environs of a society whose participants reflect on them as a vanishing race. The performs integrated are: wintry weather Summit or the Bang-Bang Incident; Forked Tongues; Chili Corn; Coyote Sits in Judgment; Shattered Dream; and outdated Indian Trick , or An outdated city Indian tale as instructed by way of an outdated city Indian Who could have Lied.
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Rev. turner You are trying my nerves. The Lord’s curses are upon you. nora You know what you can do with your curses. When that committee of town folks gets here to inspect, I’m gonna tell them all about you. rev. turner You wouldn’t dare. They wouldn’t believe you anyway. You seem to forget that you’re a whore. nora That’s ex-whore. rev. turner Do you honestly think for a moment that they’d believe you over me? Nora, I am, after all, an ordained minister. That certainly carries some . . nora Ordained, my ass.
Ken I don’t like it here in Georgia. mack What’s wrong with it? This is beautiful countryside. ken I think we should have stayed on the main highway. There are so many southerners here. mack Well, what did you expect? We’re in the South. ) Look, did I ever let you down? ken Not really, but I’m getting real hungry. mack Because you’re worrying? ) Man, you eat too much anyway. ken Don’t you think that I don’t know that. Boy—you know how to hurt a guy’s feelings. ) How we gonna get back to Chicago, Mack?
Nora Flattery will get you everywhere. I brought more. I’ll tell you one thing about the pastor; he takes care to feed people good. Yeah, he takes care of that all right. Doesn’t let anybody else do the buying but me. Insists that I get the best cuts of meat and the freshest vegetables. He’s good about that, all right. Other ways he ain’t so upright, though. As she talks, she sets a plate in front of each of them, then sits down. She fusses a little over Ken’s plate. Claude and Mack grin knowingly.
Briefcase Warriors: Stories for the Stage (American Indian Literature and Critical Studies Series) by E. Donald Two-Rivers