The Ladies of Native Comedy will bring their observational humor to The Criterion Theatre on May 19. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE LADIES OF NATIVE COMEDY

Ladies of Native Comedy to share humorous perspectives



BAR HARBOR — The Ladies of Native Comedy will perform at The Criterion Theatre on Saturday, May 19, at 8 p.m.

Adrianne Chalepah, Teresa Choyguha and Deanna M.A.D. will share perspectives on life as they see it.

Chalepah is an entertainer and writer originally from Anadarko, Okla. Her comedy career took off when she teamed up with the comedy troupe 49 Laughs Comedy in 2010. Since then, she has been featured on television, in magazines and in live events, such as opening for first lady Michelle Obama in 2012. She is an enrolled member of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma and is also Plains Apache.

Choyguha is the winner of Best Actress at the Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival for her role in the independent film “More Than Frybread.” In her comedy career, she uses humor to connect with people of all cultures. She is a citizen of the Tohono O’odham Nation in southern Arizona.

M.A.D. is a high-energy, powerful comedian who brings a “tell it like it is” attitude to the storytelling of her life. She is unafraid of talking taboo and is dedicated to questioning social norms. She is a member of the Wolf Clan of the Tonawanda Seneca of New York.

The performance is sponsored by the Abbe Museum Indian Market. Balcony and front center orchestra tickets cost $25, and general orchestra tickets cost $18. Visit criteriontheatre.org. Call 288-0829.

The 1932 Criterion Theatre is Bar Harbor’s nonprofit historic performing arts and movie house.

 

 

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