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Preview: Post Gazette, Shannon Eberson

Pittsburgher Gab Cody was born in Juneau, Alaska, moved to Wasilla, Alaska, and was 5 when her parents divorced and she and her mother departed.

She left behind half-brothers six and 15 years her senior and a half-sister 13 years older, along with a foster brother and sister of the indigenous Tlingit people. The pair were ages 2 and 3 when they were taken in by Ms. Cody’s family, at a time when her mother was pregnant with her.

“I have always said my family was fodder for Oprah,” playwright Cody said.

Her journey that began in 2014 — to rediscover a family and place she had left behind nearly 40 years earlier and weave in a plight facing Native American children — is coming to Quantum Theatre this week.

By Shannon Eberson, Post-Gazette

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