Burton Leavitt Theatre
779 Main Street
Willimantic, CT 06226
(860) 423-2245

The Thanksgiving Play by Larissa FastHorse

November 10, 11, 16, 17 & 18, 2023 at 7:30 PM
November 12 & 19, 2023 at 2 PM


“High school drama teacher Logan is desperate to save her career. Always ready to rock the boat, she is now facing a petition that calls for her termination. So she pursued several grants ranging from education to cultural awareness to bring together three actors that will devise a play about the first Thanksgiving. Or Native American Heritage Month. Or just November in general. With yoga instructor (and boyfriend) Jaxton, elementary teacher Caden, and professional actress Alicia, Logan is out to save her career and tell a culturally conscious story about what it means to be Native American … even though all of the performers are white. Punctuated by offensive (and completely real) Thanksgiving songs from educators' social media, Larissa FastHorse’s The Thanksgiving Play is a hilarious satiric jab at political correctness, social wokeness, and cultural assumptions.” StageAgent.com

Larissa FastHorse is a member of the Sicangu Lakota nation of South Dakota and is the first female Native American playwright to have a play produced on Broadway.

The Windham Theatre Guild will be helping to support the Cheyenne River Lakota/Sioux Reservation in South Dakota during the weekends of our production of The Thanksgiving Play. Please bring donations of NEW socks and gloves-of all sizes- when you come to see our show. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Please select a performance

Adults $20

Students/Seniors $17

UCONN/ECSU/QVCC Students $15

Children under 12 $13