Lima Mennonite Church will host a performance of Discovery: A Comic Lament on Saturday, March 3, at 7 p.m. Lima Mennonite Church is located at 1318 N. Main St., Lima.
Discovery: A Comic Lament, is coming to Smithville, Ohio, on Sunday, March 4, at 4 p.m. at Oak Grove Mennonite Church, 7843 Smucker Road, Smithville. This event is sponsored by First Mennonite Church in Wadsworth, Oak Grove Mennonite Church, Summit Mennonite Church, Orrville Mennonite Church, and Crown Hill Mennonite Church.
The play, starring Ted Swartz and Michelle Milne and produced by Ted & Co, is about the Doctrine of Discovery, the legal framework that justifies theft of land and oppression of Indigenous Peoples. It finds unexpected humor at the crossroads of justice and land use, offering both comic and challenging glimpses into the absurdity of white settler oppression of Indigenous Peoples and the land we live on. A show about love and loss of the land, Discovery nudges us to question our stories with honesty and integrity.
To learn more about this production, see the Ted & Co. website: http://www.tedandcompany.com/shows/discovery-comic-lament/.
To hear Ted Swartz and Alison Brookins, the play’s author, talk about Discovery: A Comic Lament, listen to the Ohio Conference Cast podcast about the Doctrine of Discovery recorded at the MC USA Convention in Orlando last summer. You can find all Ohio Conference Cast podcasts on the Ohio Conference website: https://ohiomennoniteconference.org/podcasts/.