The Cheyenne are Leaving


”The Cheyenne are Leaving” is set in a fictive world, destroyed by a war.

Noel is a reclusive writer who, because of the war, has isolated himself from the outside world. One day a mysterious young man, Leon, knocks on his door. An unlikely pair with not much in common, soon they need to help each other find their place in the cruel world that surrounds them and take an important decision about their survival.

A newly written, intimate psychological drama, ”The Cheyenne are Leaving” explores the real meaning of ‘home’ and digs deeper into finding out how far we will all go to hang onto the world as we know it.

An esteemed, reclusive writer watches as the world is torn apart by a war. An unknown young man arrives on his doorstep to remind him that it’s time to make a decision.

Why Not Theatre Company proudly presents the world premiere of Tanja Mastilo’s new play, which is an exploration of the plight of the refugee.

By making the general very personal we seek to tell a story of love, war and integrity. As citizens of a privileged part of the world we tend to see the refugees coming, but forget to question why they left in the first place.

The Cheyenne are Leaving zooms in on the painful paradox of being forced to give up your home and questions the consequences to identity and human life.

This production is made possible due to generous support from: William Demant Fonden.

The Cheyenne are Leaving

By: Tanja Mastilo


When: 12 November - 5 December 2020
Where: Teatret ved Sorte Hest