General Admission $25
Welcome to ‘The Thanksgiving Play,’ where good intentions collide with absurd assumptions in Larissa FastHorse’s brilliant satire. In this sharp and witty comedy, a quartet of well-meaning yet misguided educators attempt to put together a school play that celebrates Thanksgiving while honoring Native American Heritage Month. Their goal is simple: to create a pageant that is both historically accurate and culturally sensitive. The reality? Not so simple.
As the drama unfolds, the team grapples with the complexities of representation, the minefield of political correctness, and their own personal biases and blind spots. The play features Logan, an enthusiastic drama teacher; Jaxton, a street-smart yoga practitioner; Caden, a novice but earnest playwright; and Alicia, an aspiring actress who is determined to bring authenticity to her role. Their journey is a comical yet poignant exploration of the struggle to acknowledge the past while celebrating our shared history.
‘The Thanksgiving Play’ brings to the stage a hilarious, thought-provoking, and wildly clever narrative that skewers the myths of the holiday and challenges our perspectives. With fast-paced dialogue, unexpected twists, and a healthy dose of irony, FastHorse holds up a mirror to contemporary American culture, questioning what it means to be ‘woke’ and the cost of good intentions. This play is perfect for audiences who love to laugh while they think, and will leave you questioning the way we commemorate history and navigate cultural sensitivities in modern society.