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Tacoma Armory Roosevelt Room
1001 Yakima Ave, Tacoma, WA 98405

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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.

“…the hilarious envelope in which [FastHorse] delivers a brutal satire about mythmaking...”

“[FastHorse] mines comedy from the clash of her characters’ performative social consciousness with their extreme self-absorption.”

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