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The Thanksgiving Play

Center Stage Theatre
Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building
Saturday, Nov 13, 2021 at 7:30 PM (CT) to Saturday, Nov 13, 2021 at 9:30 PM (CT)

by Larissa FastHorse

Appropriate for High School and above 

  • 11/11/2021 10 AM
  • 11/11/2021 7:30 PM
  • 11/12/2021  7:30 PM
  • 11/13/2021  7:30 PM
  • 11/14/2021  2 PM

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.

“The familiar, whitewashed story of Pilgrims and Native Americans chowing down together gets a delicious roasting from expert farceurs.” - The New York Times

“A satirical and visual punch.” - New York Stage Review“

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About the Author - Larissa FastHorse
Larissa FastHorse (Sicangu Lakota) is an award-winning playwright. Larissa's produced plays include The Thanksgiving Play (Playwrights Horizons, Artists Rep), What Would Crazy Horse Do? (KCRep, Relative Theatrics), Urban Rez (Cornerstone Theater Company, ASU Gammage, NEFA National tour 2019-20), Landless and Cow Pie Bingo (AlterTheater), Average Family (Children’s Theater Company of Minneapolis), Teaching Disco Square dancing to Our Elders: a Class Presentation (Native Voices at the Autry), Vanishing Point (Eagle Project) and Cherokee Family Reunion (Mountainside Theater).

Additional theaters that have commissioned or developed plays with Larissa include Yale Rep, History Theater, Kennedy Center TYA, Baltimore’s Center Stage, Arizona Theater Company, Mixed Blood, Perseverance Theater Company, The Lark Playwrights Week, the Center Theatre Group Writer’s Workshop, and Berkeley Rep’s Ground Floor.

Larissa’s awards include the PEN/Laura Pels Theater Award for an American Playwright, NEA Distinguished New Play Development Grant, Joe Dowling Annamaghkerrig Fellowship, AATE Distinguished Play Award, Inge Residency, Sundance/Ford Foundation Fellowship, Aurand Harris Fellowship, the UCLA Native American Program Woman of the Year and numerous Creative Capital, Ford, Mellon, and NEA Grants.

Larissa is the vice-chair of the board of directors of the Theater Communications group and represented by Jonathan Mills at Paradigm NY. More info at hoganhorsestudio.com.

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2021-2022 Ticket Prices

Performing Arts Season Tickets

  • All seven Center Stage and Young People's Theatre shows - $60

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Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Theatre Cottleville, MO 63376

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