The Thanksgiving Play
BY LARISSA FASTHORSE
October 18th - November 16th, 2019
Ah, Thanksgiving, that most American of holidays: when families gather to celebrate the warmth of home, the bounty of the harvest — and a legacy of genocide and violent colonial expansion. Good intentions collide with absurd assumptions in Larissa FastHorse’s wickedly funny satire, as a troupe of terminally “woke” teaching artists scrambles to create a pageant that somehow manages to celebrate both Turkey Day and Native American Heritage Month.
The Thanksgiving Play received its world premiere production on April 7, 2018 on the Morrison Stage at Artists Rep.