White Buffalo

by  Don Zolidis

Full Length Play, Drama  /  3m, 2f, 4m or f

Winner! 2004 Princess Grace Award for Playwriting

Based on actual events, White Buffalo tells the story of the miracle birth of a white buffalo calf on a small farm in southern Wisconsin. When Carol Gelling discovers that one of the buffalo on her farm is born white in color, she thinks nothing more of it than a curiosity. Soon, however, she learns that this is the fulfillment of an ancient prophecy

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White Buffalo

by  Don Zolidis

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 2f, 4m or f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Fables/Folktales
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Princess Grace
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Based on actual events, White Buffalo tells the story of the miracle birth of a white buffalo calf on a small farm in southern Wisconsin. When Carol Gelling discovers that one of the buffalo on her farm is born white in color, she thinks nothing more of it than a curiosity. Soon, however, she learns that this is the fulfillment of an ancient prophecy believed by the Sioux to bring peace on earth and unity to all mankind. Her little farm is quickly overwhelmed with religious pilgrims, bringing her into contact with a culture and faith that is wholly unfamiliar to her. When a mysterious businessman offers to buy the calf for two million dollars, Carol is thrown into doubt about whether to profit from the religious beliefs of others or to keep true to a spirituality she knows nothing about.
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Accolades

  • Winner! 2004 Princess Grace Award for Playwriting

Keywords

Religion

Considerations

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 90 minutes

Casting

3m, 2f, 4m or f
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  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Expandable casting

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Authors

Don Zolidis

Don Zolidis is a former high school and middle school theatre teacher, and is the most-produced playwright in American schools. His more than 100 published plays have been produced more than 11,500 times, appearing in every state and 63 countries. He holds a B.A. in English from Carleton College and an M.F.A. in playwr ...

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White Buffalo was first presented at the Purple Rose Theatre in Chelsea, Michigan, on March 20th 2012.

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