The Thanksgiving Play

The Thanksgiving Play

Playwrights Horizons continues its 2018-2019 off-Broadway season with the world premiere of The Thanksgiving Play, written by Larissa FastHorse and directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel.

Performances are staged at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater.

(Photos by Joan Marcus)

 

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Running time: 
1hr 30mins (no intermission)
Categories: 
10 images
About The 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.

By:
Larissa FastHorse
Producer:
Playwrights Horizons
Director:
Moritz von Stuelpnagel
Lighting:
Isabella Byrd
Sound:
Mikaal Sulaiman
Design:
Wilson Chin
Costume:
Tilly Grimes
Cast list:
Jennifer Bareilles (as Logan), Jeffrey Bean (as Caden), Greg Keller (as Jaxton), and Margo Seibert (as Alicia)
The Thanksgiving Play Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
October 12, 2018
Opening date: 
November 5, 2018
Closes: 
December 2, 2018
MatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-7:30pm
Wednesday-7:30pm
Thursday-7:30pm
Friday-7:30pm
Saturday2pm7:30pm
Sunday2pm7pm

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

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Our The Thanksgiving Play Review

Playwrights Horizons is currently presenting The Thanksgiving Play by Larissa FastHorse, doing, in a way, the very thing the play is mocking. This month as we look at our early American history and focus on our past cultural atrocities to indigenous peoples, this choice feels to me as poltically incorrect as the characters the play mocks (or am I too being too hyper-sensitive?).