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Larissa FastHorse; photo by Zack DeZon

The Thanksgiving Play

Peter Jay Sharp Theater

Written by Larissa FastHorse
Directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel

World premiere

With the Gender Equality in History Grant, the Excellence in Educational Theater Fellowship, a municipal arts grant and the Go! Girls! Scholastic Leadership Mentorship, this is far more than a Thanksgiving play.

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.

Jennifer Bareilles — Logan
Jeffrey Bean — Caden
Greg Keller — Jaxton
Margo Seibert — Alicia

Scenic Design: Wilson Chin
Costume Design: Tilly Grimes
Lighting Design: Isabella Byrd
Sound Design: Mikaal Sulaiman
Production Stage Manager: Katie Ailinger
Assistant Stage Manager: Jenny Kennedy


First Rehearsal Photos: The Thanksgiving Play

Rehearsals are underway for Larissa FastHorse's 'The Thanksgiving Play' — a wickedly funny satire where “woke” teaching artists scramble to create a play that celebrates both Turkey Day and Native American Heritage Month.
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