The Thanksgiving Play – UIS Theatre

The Thanksgiving Play – UIS Theatre

by Larissa FastHorse

  • Directed by Eric Thibodeaux-Thompson
  • Scenic Design and Technical Direction by Dathan Powell

Good intentions collide with absurd assumptions in Larissa FastHorse’s wickedly funny satire, as a troupe of terminally “woke” teaching artists scrambles to create a pageant that somehow manages to celebrate both Turkey Day and Native American Heritage Month. ~ from the Concord Theatricals/Samuel French Acting Edition back cover of the play

“The familiar, whitewashed story of Pilgrims and Native Americans chowing down together gets a delicious roasting from expert farceurs.”~ The New York Times

“A satirical and visual punch.”~ New York Stage Review

“Very, very funny. Larissa FastHorse’s The Thanksgiving Play skewers liberal pretensions with glee – this clever satire is something for which to be truly thankful.” ~ Hollywood Reporter

About the Show

Adults (18 yrs – 64 yrs old): $14.00;
Senior Citizens (65 and over): $12.00;
UIS Faculty/Staff: $10.00;
UIS (and all current college) Students: $8.00;
Young Adult/Children (17 yrs and younger): $6.00

UIS Studio Theatre

UIS Theatre

UIS Studio Theatre Seating