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The country’s most-produced comedy of 2019 arrives in the DMV courtesy of Olney Theatre Center to open our 2020-21 season! This hilarious sendup of “white wokeness” features an undaunted theatre teacher desperately trying to create a culturally sensitive play celebrating Thanksgiving: one that challenges stereotypes, meets all the requirements of a Native American Heritage Month grant and pacifies the parents. Larissa FastHorse’s groundbreaking satire on the politics of representation throws together the overly-ambitious drama teacher, her yoga-bro actor friend, a history teacher with playwriting aspirations and an “ethnically-ambiguous” L.A. actress to devise their Thanksgiving play, only to find themselves quickly sabotaged by myth, confounded by history, and drawn into a hysterical project of dramatic pretzel-twisting. 

By
Larissa FastHorse

Directed by
Raymond O. Caldwell

2020-21 Season
Part of the 2020-21 Season

The Thanksgiving Play

April 28 - May 30 2021

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