Larissa FastHorse has written a witty and biting commentary on traditional Thanksgiving with her play, The Thanksgiving Play. Coming to The Geffen for a limited run, it’s one show you should be adding to your radar.
How does one celebrate Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage Month at the same time? In Larissa FastHorse’s biting satire, this is the question facing three “woke” white thespians tasked with devising an elementary school pageant about the first Thanksgiving while avoiding any culturally appropriative missteps. A roast of the politics of entertainment and well-meaning political correctness alike, The Thanksgiving Play puts the American origin story itself in the comedy-crosshairs. You can catch the performances October 22nd to November 1st.