Paul Levy talks to performer Sam Wright about solo theatre piece Crazy Horse: A Dream of Thunder, from Intelligentsia Productions and directed by Nicholas Collett. How was the piece born, made, and then realised so well on stage? The play comes to the Fringe with strong critical acclaim: FringGuru hailed it as ‘a striking, stripped-down, thoughtful piece of theatre, which delivers a capable history lesson while exploring themes just as relevant to our current times… You’d be crazy to miss this one.’
So, how does an actor inhabit the skin of such an iconic figure from Native American history?
“The incredible, true story of the Wild West’s greatest Lakota warrior, this original one-man drama depicts the quiet, brilliant figure who defied the mighty US military, attempting to survive the crushing tide of American westward expansion. Through love and loss, Crazy Horse clings to his culture, his freedom, and his powerful vision: a dream of thunder.”