Appalachian State University Department of Theatre and Dance: The Thanksgiving Play

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( Wed., Sep. 29, 2021 - Sun., Oct. 3, 2021 )

Valborg Theatre, 480 Howard Street, Boone, NC 28607


In The Thanksgiving Play, 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. Playwright FastHorse (a proud member of the Sicangu Lakota Nation) is a 2020 MacArthur Fellow, award-winning writer and choreographer, and co-founder of Indigenous Direction, the nation's leading consulting company for Indigenous arts and audiences. The New York Times said, “The familiar, whitewashed story of Pilgrims and Native Americans chowing down together gets a delicious roasting from expert farceurs.” The Hollywood Reporter wrote, “Very, very funny. ‘The Thanksgiving Play’ skewers liberal pretensions with glee – this clever satire is something for which to be truly thankful.”  Produced by special arrangement with Concord Theatricals.



  • Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 7:00 PM
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