The Thanksgiving Play

November 19-22, 2020
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.

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Re-Imagined for COVID-19:

The Thanksgiving Play will be presented as a dynamic, creatively designed, digital production from November 19 – 22. 

  • “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

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

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