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TACOMA ARTS LIVE’S REGIONAL THEATER
The Thanksgiving Play
By Larissa FastHorse
Preview Night: October 12 2023, at 7:30 p.m.
October 13, 14, 21, 26, 27, 28 + November 2, 3, 4, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.
October 15, 22, 29 + November 5, 2023 at 3:00 p.m.
Tacoma Armory Roosevelt Room
Tickets: General Admission: $39
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MacArthur Genius Larissa FastHorse’s shocking satire flips the bird on one of America’s most prolific myths. When a troupe of well-meaning theater artists attempt to put on a culturally sensitive Thanksgiving school pageant, things get messy. Hilarious and poignant, this delicious play skewers everything right, wrong, and politically correct in America by exploring themes of privilege, historical accuracy of navigating these complexities.
The Thanksgiving Play made its Broadway debut at the Hayes Theater in 2023, making Larissa FastHorse the first female Native American playwright to have a play produced on Broadway. FastHorse wrote the play in response to the difficulties she faced in finding Native American actors for her previous works. Through satire and humor, the play addresses the misrepresentation of Native Americans, the lack of indigenous casting, and the challenges of accurately representing indigenous people in American society.