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The Thanksgiving Play

November 19, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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$8 – $16

By Larissa FastHorse
Directed by Rachel Price Cooper

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.

What happens when a Vegan, a street performer, and an elementary school history teacher attempt to devise a play that tells the “truth” about one of America’s most beloved, founding mythologies? The Thanksgiving Play follows a group of liberal white people as they grapple with questions of political correctness, historical accuracy, and what it means to actually be an ally to members of the Indigenous community. Native American playwright and MacArthur Genius grant recipient, Larissa FastHorse, offers up a hysterical satire about how one might represent the legacy of colonial violence when your audience is made up of school children.

Details

Date:
November 19, 2022
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
$8 – $16
Event Category:
Website:
https://usm.maine.edu/theatre/box-office

Organizer

USM Department of Theatre
Phone:
207-780-5151
Email:
usmtheatreboxoffice@maine.edu
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Venue

Russell Hall, USM Gorham Campus
37 College Ave.
Gorham, ME 04038 United States
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Phone:
2077805151
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