Wicoun: A new play with and about the Oceti Sakowin


May 25–June 16, 2023


Thursday, 5/25 at 2pm
Black Hills Playhouse
24834 S Playhouse Rd
Custer, SD 57730

Friday, 5/26 at 6pm
Racing Magpie
801 East Saint Andrew St.
Rapid City, SD 57701

Saturday, 5/27 at 7pm
Main Street Square
512 Main St Suite 980
Rapid City, SD 57701

Tuesday, 5/30 at 5pm
Great Plains Crow Creek Office
225 Sam Boy Drive
Fort Thompson, SD  57339
Performance will be outdoors behind the Great Plains Crow Creek Office

Friday, 6/2 at 7pm
St Francis Indian School
502 Warrior Dr.
St Francis, SD 57572

Saturday, 6/3 at 5pm
Memorial Park Bandshell
301 N. 5th St.
Rapid City, SD 57701

Monday, 6/5 at 7pm
Little Wound School Auditorium
438 Main St
Kyle, SD 57752

Thursday, 6/8 at 6:30pm
Lakota Youth Development
30122 352nd Ave
Herrick, SD 57538

Saturday, 6/10 at 1pm
The Coliseum of Sioux Falls
515 N. Main Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Thursday, 6/15 at 7pm
Steamboat Park Ampitheater
Popular Ave/W Missouri Ave
Pierre, SD 57501

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Wicoun theater poster.

Áya and their brother Khoskalaka have their hands full raising their siblings and cousins, dealing with zombies on the prowl, and trying to graduate high school. But after Áya, a Lakota teen, summons a traditional superhero in a moment of bravery, they have to embark on a journey across the lands of the Oceti Sakowin to find answers in the old stories, within themselves, and in Paha Sapa.

This new production is created with and for the interconnected, but widely dispersed residents of the Sicangu Lakota Nation (Rosebud), Oglala Lakota Nation (Pine Ridge), Ihanktonwan Dakota Oyate (Yankton), and other Lakota reservations, as well as Rapid City.  Wicoun will perform in these and other South Dakota communities in late May and early June, 2023.