The Thanksgiving Play
Directed by Kelly Kitchens
Written by Larissa Fasthorse
Produced by Seattle Public Theatre
Photos by Truman Buffett
Performed at the Bathhouse Theatre in Seattle, WA
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.