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Ted & Company Show this Weekend!

Updated: Mar 29, 2023

Theater weekend has arrived! Reba Place Church will be hosting two productions of the play entitled We Own This Now on Fri, March 17 (7 pm) and Sat, March 18 (3 pm), put on by the theater group Ted & Company. Spread the word and bring your friends! Make sure you come a bit early to get a good seat. Tickets Not Required / $10 Suggested Donation. Starring Ted Swartz and Michelle Milne, We Own This Now is a play by Alison Casella Brookins that looks at love of land, loss of land, and what it means to “own” something. Chris has farmed the land his grandmother found as a home in Kansas after fleeing Russia almost 100 years ago; his daughter Riley is learning more about who was on that land before her Oma arrived, and the jarring connections she has to the fate of those people. We follow Chris and Riley as they navigate their changing relationship to each other and to the land their family has farmed for several generations.

Diving into historical documents, absurd situations, and extended metaphors, the audience discovers alongside Riley and Chris how the Doctrine of Discovery (the legal framework that justifies theft of land and oppression of Indigenous Peoples) is still being used and causing harm today. Learn more at

Sponsored by Reba Place Church, Unitarian Church of Evanston, and Garrett - Evangelical Theological Seminary.

Photo by Glenn Riegel

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