‘GERONIMO Life on the Reservation’ explores Apache chief’s last days


A respectful, measured look at the great Native American leader and warrior, GERONIMO Life on the Reservation examines the little-told story behind the chief’s 23 years as a prisoner of war at various reservations around the country, a virtual man without a country in his own land.

The play provides an eye-opening and informative look at a little known piece of American history, told through the voice of one of its forgotten leaders.

The one-man show reveals the last years of the mighty leader’s life through three distinct episodes, depicting him as a prisoner of war in his own country and raging against injustice. Hunted by two nations as he fought for his people, Geronimo saw his family and lands destroyed as the U.S. government broke promises to the Native Americans, rewriting history to their own ends.

Respected character actor Steve Railsback directs the production, giving a stately dignity to the wily warrior. His thoughtful direction enhances the restrained and honest portrait of the mighty chief, adding in touches of humor.

Veteran actor Rudy Ramos brings a proud, regal intensity to the role of Geronimo, expounding with passion when recounting the injustices to his family and his people. He reveals Geronimo’s anger against injustice as he slowly succumbs to the white man’s ways.

GERONIMO examines issues still relevant today regarding the environment, Native Americans, and respect due all peoples.

“GERONIMO Life on the Reservation” plays Saturdays at 8pm at the Whitefire Theatre located at 13500 Ventura Blvd. in Sherman Oaks. Tickets are $20 with student and group rates available. For additional information visit GERONIMOLifeOnTheReservation.com or call (805) 657-8117. To purchase tickets visit GERONIMO.BrownPaperTickets.com.

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