Two women fight for the spirit of a missing child. Kerryn O’Mally has insisted for nine years that her daughter is still alive. Since the child’s disappearance she has frozen herself, her husband and their mentally handicapped son in a changeless state. With the missing girl’s twentieth birthday approaching, a young woman of the Lakȟóta nation arrives claiming powers to recover what is lost. Soon a fierce battle of wills ensues when the hopes of Kerryn, a white American steeped in Roman Catholic rituals, clash with the doubts of a Native girl who has wandered adrift of her ancestors’ beliefs.
Based on an award winning play by Jennie Redling, the score blends two worlds of Native and contemporary Broadway music with music and lyrics by renown Mohawk composer Ed Koban and award winning composer Stephen Weiner representing, writing for their two worlds respectively.