A troupe of well-intentioned white theatre artists try to create an inoffensive Thanksgiving story.
In Larissa FastHorse’s satirical comedy The Thanksgiving Play, a team of very well-meaning theatremakers hope to create something revolutionary: a culturally sensitive, completely inoffensive Thanksgiving school pageant that finally gives a voice to Native Americans.
However, locating any Native Americans doesn't come as easily as they'd hoped, and soon, things begin to get absurd. Sending up a whole feast of social issues, this sharply funny play roasts everything right, and wrong about the United States.
Following an initial Off-Broadway premiere at Playwrights Horizons in 2018, Second Stage's new production will mark the Broadway debut of Native American playwright Larissa FastHorse. Directed by Tony Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown, Natasha, Pierre, & The Great Comet of 1812), and starring Emmy Award-nominee D'Arcy Carden (The Good Place; A League of Their Own), Two-time Tony Award-winner Katie Finneran (Noises Off; Promises, Promises), Scott Foley (Scandal; The Unit), and Two-time Emmy Award-nominee Chris Sullivan (This Is Us; Hadestown).