The Helen Hayes opened in 1912 as the Little Theatre, designed by Ingalls & Hoffman for producer Winthrop Ames. Intimately sized with just 299 seats, it was later expanded to seat 597, though it remains the smallest Broadway theatre. In 1983, the theatre was renamed the Helen Hayes, a tribute to the actress and the original Helen Hayes Theatre that was demolished the year prior.
MacArthur Genius Larissa FastHorse’s shocking satire flips the bird on one of America's most prolific myths. THE THANKSGIVING PLAY arrives on Broadway in a brutally funny and raw new production directed by Tony Award winner Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown, Great Comet).
THE THANKSGIVING PLAY is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
WITH D’ARCY CARDEN, KATIE FINNERAN, SCOTT FOLEY, CHRIS SULLIVANSYNOPSIS:
When a troupe of really, really well-meaning theater artists attempt to put on a culturally sensitive Thanksgiving school pageant, things get messy. Hilarious and poignant, this delicious play skewers everything right, wrong, and woke in America.
|Helen Hayes Theater||2018|
|Helen Hayes Theatre||1983|