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?).
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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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.