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The Thanksgiving Play by Larissa Fasthorse

Fri, Dec 1, 2023, 7:30 pm
Sat, Dec 2, 2023, 7:30 pm
Sun, Dec 3, 2023, 2:00 pm

Bank of NH Stage, Concord, NH

The funniest Thanksgiving roast you'll attend this year: What is the real Thanksgiving story, and who should tell it?

Four really, REALLY well-meaning teaching artists walk into an elementary school. The work at hand: a Thanksgiving pageant that won’t ruffle any feathers. What could possibly go wrong? Well, just about everything. Rambunctious, thorny and not altogether politically correct, The Thanksgiving Play serves up the hypocrisies of woke America on a big, family-style, platter. The American origin story is in the comedy-crosshairs in the New Hampshire premiere of MacArthur Genius Larissa FastHorse’s groundbreaking satire, which had an exhilarating 2023 run on Broadway

The performance on Sunday December 3 at 2:00 pm at the Bank of New Hampshire Stage in Concord, NH will be ASL interpreted.  Audiences using this service will have reserved seats at the front.

Running Time: 90 minutes.

Recommended for ages 13 and up.
*Content Trancsparency: THE THANKSGIVING PLAY satirizes misguided attempts by Caucasian progressives to achieve cultural inclusivity, and expresses ideas and language grounded in stereotypical assumptions about race, gender, class, educational practices, and the genocide and erasure of Native American individuals, communities, and culture in the United States.

Following the December 3 matinee performance of The Thanksgiving Play by Larissa FastHorse, audience members can join a conversation with members of the Cowasuck Band of the Pennacook - Abenaki People and the Mashpee Wampanoag. They will unpack some of the play's themes exploring the influence of stereotypes and misunderstandings, and uplift the indigenous communities here in New Hampshire and throughout New England today. 

N'dakinna, the homeland of the Cowasuck Bank is now known as the province of Quebec in Canada, and the states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, and Massachusetts in the United States.  The Wampanoag Nation once included all of Southeastern Massachusetts and Eastern Rhode Island, encompassing over 67 distinct tribal communities.

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The Thanksgiving Play by Larissa FastHorse 

Directed by Matt Cahoon
Lighting Design by Tayva Young
Costumes by Barbara Holbrook
Stage Manager... Carey Cahoon
Intimacy Choreographer... Kyrie Ellison
Assitant Intimacy Choreographer... Samantha Griffin

Logan ... Rachael Chapin Longo
Jaxton ... Peter Josephson
Caden ... Joel Iwaskiewicz
Alicia ... Molly Lit

The Thanksgiving Play is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

About the Artists

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