The Thanksgiving Play

0 0 February 1, 2018

By Larissa FastHorse (Sicangu Lakota)
Directed by Luan Schooler

April 1, 2018 – April 29, 2018

Artists Repertory Theatre – Morrison Stage

A group of mismatched teachers and actors have been charged by the school district to devise an ethnically sensitive play to somehow celebrate both Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage Month. In order to be as respectful and accurate as possible, the three white actors defer to the only Native American in the room for guidance and find their expectations of her insights are wildly misguided. In this wickedly funny satire, this foursome must find their way through a hilarious thicket of assumptions, historical perspectives and school district policies as the absurd pageant must go on! –  Artists Repertory Theatre.

  • Provocative Satire
  • Multiple Fellowship and Award-winning playwright
  • PEN USA Literary Award for Drama
  • TABLE|ROOM|STAGE commission

“Artists Repertory Theatre’s production is perfectly cast. Chris Harder brings off-kilter energy to Caden, a history teacher with Broadway dreams who finds a little too much glee in telling stories of settler atrocities.”  -Ben Waterhouse, The Oregonian

“The premiere of Larissa FastHorse’s “The Thanksgiving Play” at Artists Rep skewers liberal guilt and whitewashed history. It’s also very funny.” – TJ Acena, Oregon Arts Watch