The Thanksgiving Play

The Thanksgiving Play

By LARISSA FASTHORSE

Not Currently Playing
Rosenthal Shelterhouse Theatre

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MARCH 23 - APRIL 21, 2019
 
Directed by LISA PORTES

Watch as a group of liberal artists walk the fine line of political correctness in this fresh, satirical comedy. Armed with progressive lingo and questionably good intentions, they attempt to devise a culturally sensitive Thanksgiving play for local elementary schools. Slowly but surely, the well-meaning plans dissolve into an outrageous sendup of PC behavior. The Thanksgiving Play treads the minefields of appropriation to inject some laughter into activism, apathy and all the assumptions in between.


ADVISORY: The Thanksgiving Play is suitable for adults and teenage audiences. This biting satire contains mature themes and mild adult language about America’s sometimes troubling history. It also contains some questionable Thanksgiving reenactments. Be advised: no turkeys were harmed in the making of this play.

RUNNING TIME: The show runs approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission.

Promotional photo by Tony Arrasmith/Arrasmith & Associates.

 

 

  
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Artists

Jennifer Bareilles

Logan

Nat DeWolf

Caden

Ashley Austin Morris

Alicia

Scott Parkinson

Jaxton

Larissa FastHorse

Playwright

Lisa Portes

Director

Brian Sidney Bembridge

Set and Lighting Designer

Bill Black

Costume Designer

Pornchanok Kanchanabanca

Composer / Sound Designer

Stephanie Klapper, CSA

Casting Director

Brooke Redler

Stage Manager

 

 

  
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Good Intentions Gone Bad

Feb 27, 2019
Natalie Hulla

Watch as a group of liberal artists attempt to devise a politically correct Thanksgiving play in this fresh, satirical comedy.

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Dig In

Mar 8, 2019
Natalie Hulla

Playwright Larissa FastHorse tells us more about crafting The Thanksgiving Play and setting the table for plenty of laughs.

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Playwright's Notes by Larissa FastHorse

Mar 18, 2019
Natalie Hulla

In The Thanksgiving Play, a group of liberal artists attempt to devise a politically correct Thanksgiving play for elementary schools.

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An Outrageous Send-up of PC Behavior

Mar 21, 2019
Natalie Hulla

The Thanksgiving Play Director Lisa Portes provides a behind-the-scenes perspective on directing this hilarious new comedy.

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5 Questions With Nat DeWolf

Apr 8, 2019
Natalie Hulla

Meet Nat DeWolf, who plays Caden in The Thanksgiving Play.

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5 Questions With Scott Parkinson

Apr 9, 2019
Natalie Hulla

Meet Scott Parkinson, who plays Jaxton in The Thanksgiving Play.

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5 Questions With Ashley Austin Morris

Apr 12, 2019
Natalie Hulla

Meet Ashley Austin Morris, who plays Alicia in The Thanksgiving Play.

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