The Thanksgiving Play, from Native American playwright Larissa FastHorse, will make its Broadway premiere this spring. The show begins previews March 25 Second Stage's Helen Hayes Theater. Opening is set for April 20.
See the first photos of the cast together when they met recently with the press at Redeye Grill:
With this premiere, FastHorse becomes the first Native American female playwright to have a play produced on Broadway. She refers to The Thanksgiving Play as a "comedy within a satire," using the form to skewer well-meaning liberals and the habit of performative wokeness. In the play, a group of teaching artists try to create a traditional Thanksgiving pageant for children while remaining culturally sensitive to Native Americans.
The creative team includes scenic design by Riccardo Hernandez, costume design by Lux Haac, lighting design by Jeanette Oui-Suk Yew, sound design by Mikaal Sulaiman, and video/projection design by David Bengali. Casting is by Telsey + Co.