The Thanksgiving Play

By Larissa FastHorse
Directed by Luan Schooler

April 1, 2018 – April 29, 2018

Morrison Stage

A group of mismatched teachers and actors have been charged by the school district to devise an ethnically sensitive play to somehow celebrate both Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage Month. In order to be as respectful and accurate as possible, the three white actors defer to the only Native American in the room for guidance and find their expectations of her insights are wildly misguided. In this wickedly funny satire, this foursome must find their way through a hilarious thicket of assumptions, historical perspectives and school district policies as the absurd pageant must go on!

  • Provocative Satire
  • Multiple Fellowship and Award-winning playwright
  • PEN USA Literary Award for Drama
  • TABLE|ROOM|STAGE commission
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Larissa FastHorse


Luan Schooler



"FastHorse explores the politics of history and theatre-making." - Contemporary Drama Working Group

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Post show discussions follow the matinees on April 8, 18, 22 & 29.

An Oregon Psychoanalytic Center post show discussion will follow the April 15 matinee.  

April 22 includes open captioning.

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