The Thanksgiving Play

by  Larissa FastHorse

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  2m, 2f

Good intentions collide with absurd assumptions in Larissa FastHorse’s wickedly funny satire.

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The Thanksgiving Play

by  Larissa FastHorse

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

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.
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Reviews

REVIEWS

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

“A satirical and visual punch.” - New York Stage Review

“Very, very funny. Larissa FastHorse’s The Thanksgiving Play skewers liberal pretensions with glee – this clever satire is something for which to be truly thankful.” - Hollywood Reporter

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Videos

  • The Thanksgiving Play at Playwrights Horizons
  • Capstage Theatre: The Thanksgiving Play
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Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $125 per performance

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  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 90 minutes

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2m, 2f
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Larissa FastHorse

Larissa FastHorse (Sicangu Lakota) is an award winning playwright. Larissa's produced plays include The Thanksgiving Play (Playwrights Horizons, Artists Rep), What Would Crazy Horse Do? (KCRep, Relative Theatrics), Urban Rez (Cornerstone Theater Company, ASU Gammage, NEFA National tour 2019-20), Landless and Cow Pie B ...

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