Written and Directed by Tara Beagan
Production Design by Andy Moro
Performed by Sera-Lys McArthur // Dakota Ray Hebert
Production Stage Management by Mike Lewandowski / Brittany Ryan
Presented by Native Earth Performing Arts
Spring, 1979. A young girl is mere days away from celebrating her birthday. Her dad can’t keep the secret of her gift any longer, so proudly presents her with a new bike – well… new to her. Sharing in his excitement, birthday girl and bike make their debut trip along the nearest paved road. Failing to return for dinner, a makeshift search party finds only the bike, tossed to the roadside.
Years pass and family and friends hope and pray for return. There is no sign of their young, bright girl until one terrible day when partial remains are officially identified. The community tries to release her spirit into the next world, unsettled though they are by not knowing how this awful thing has happened. In that ceremony of communing, the missing girl does her best to push through to her loved ones, sharing her shattered recollections in shards.