Dorset Theatre Festival: The Thanksgiving Play
Sep 1 2023 - Sep 10 2023 Entertainment and Theater & Arts
Dorset Theatre Festival
The Thanksgiving Play
September 1 – 10 (2 weeks only!)
By Larissa Fasthorse
Directed by Rex Golden
See one of Broadway’s newest plays in Dorset! MacArthur Genius Larissa FastHorse’s shocking and hilarious satire flips the bird on one of America’s most prolific myths.
An undeterred elementary school teacher desperately attempts to devise a pageant about the first Thanksgiving – one that challenges stereotypes, meets all the requirements of a Native American Heritage Month grant, and pacifies the parents. Wanting to avoid any culturally appropriative missteps, three “woke” white thespians quickly find themselves sabotaged by myth, confounded by history, and drawn into a hysterical roast of the politics of entertainment and well-meaning political correctness alike. The American origin story is in the comedy-crosshairs In Larissa FastHorse’s groundbreaking satire.
ADVISORY: This biting satire contains mature themes and mild adult language about America’s sometimes troubling history. It also contains Thanksgiving reenactments depicting violence.
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