The Thanksgiving Play

by Larissa FastHorse
directed by Talya Kingston

“What can we do to break down the myths and stereotypes of Thanksgiving in forty-five minutes with three people? Create a revolution in their minds?”

Good intentions collide with absurd assumptions in Larrissa 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.

  • Tickets

    On sale this spring. Check back for more information
  • Location

    Shakespeare & Company’s Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre
    70 Kemble Street, Lenox, MA
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November 20-22, 2020

What they're saying about The Thanksgiving Play:

  • “The familiar, whitewashed story of Pilgrims and Native Americans chowing down together gets a delicious roasting from expert farceurs.”

    The New York Times
  • “Very, very funny. Larissa FastHorse’s The Thanksgiving Play skewers liberal pretensions with glee - this clever satire is something for which we will be truly thankful.”

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • “Laughter gives us energy. Laughter gives us more time. It actually adds time to your life, so I’m giving you information AND I’m giving you more time to change the world.”

    Larissa FastHorsePlaywright

Creative Team

Watch Larissa FastHorse in this 2012 “I am Theatre” segment: