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YOOPERNative of the Upper Peninsula (UP) of Michigan
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The residents of the area, referred to as the "land of the Yoopers," consist heavily of Native Americans, most of them living in the reservations in that part of the country.
Based on Daniels' theatrical play written for the Purple Rose Theater in Chelsea, Michigan, ESCANABA tells the story of Reuben Soady (Daniels), otherwise known as the "Buckless Yooper," and his attempts to avoid becoming the oldest member of the Soady family never to bag a buck.
Outdoorama will feature daily stage performances by Da Yoopers musical-comedy troupe and ventriloquist-comedian Eddie Jaye.