Good intentions collide with absurd assumptions in this satire as “woke” teaching artists scramble to create a pageant that somehow manages to celebrate both Turkey Day and Native American Heritage Month.
Ah, Thanksgiving, that most American of holidays: when families gather to celebrate the warmth of home, the bounty of the harvest — and a legacy of genocide and violent colonial expansion.
See it if you enjoy broad humor, w/stereotyped chars (dumb actress, woke loser guy, woke uptight gal, nerdy wannabe writer). NA atrocities highlighted
Don't see it if you dislike PC attitudes being lampooned. Shn't whites try to be understanding of NAs? Shn't kids be taught real story, instead of no story?
See it if you like really witty fun. A great satire of modern times political correctness and recognizable types.
Don't see it if you don't want to recognize any personal quirks and privileges.
See it if One of the funniest plays I have seen in awhile. Great writing & comedic performances. Smart, fast paced & lots of fun.
Don't see it if You take theater too seriously, dislike satire or farcical plays.
See it if A well done satire with great comic beats. A strong script well performed by a solid and funny cast.
Don't see it if You don’t enjoy satire or absurdity.
See it if Four exaggerated characters lampoon political correctness, theater people, and thanksgiving myth. Biting satire with outlandish moments.
Don't see it if You are easily offended by this kind of thing. Some of the sketches work better than others.
See it if Partner's 85% My 75% Interesting look at U.S. educational systems & the indigenous peoples of the U.S.It does make one THINK.
Don't see it if The humor was lost on me (my own lack of humor appreciation) It reminded me of a frat party attempt at humor at University .
See it if you want to see a riotous, provocative, insightful, incisive, well-cast play that perfectly skewers our PC (yet still insensitive) culture.
Don't see it if u don't want your own political correctness questioned; u don't believe our society is overly-sensitive or engages in cultural appropriation
See it if you want to see an incisive look at the blind spots of straight white people committed to social justice.
Don't see it if you've already had your fill of the blind spots of straight white people committed to social justice.
See it if Fasthorse gets a capital E for effort in her wild & wooley satire on political correctness in the arts via very funny cast & swift direction
Don't see it if Despite some hilarious opening gambits, comedy struggles to sustain its wicked correctness & descends into a sketchy insider theatre spoof
See it if you would like to attend the first NYC production of a smart, uneven play by a young indigenous playwright.
Don't see it if you are expecting some indigenous actors in a play called "The Thanksgiving Play;" there are none.
See it if you like satire, esp. about well-meaning but clueless, privileged white folk, want to support a Native American playwright, like 1-acts
Don't see it if you tire of one-joke concepts that get stretched too far or didn't like long sketches on Carol Burnett, shows with no plot or resolution
See it if satire of all things politically correct: racial, sexual, educational, theatrical; silly proceedings but deep message; good comedic actors
Don't see it if thin, more skit than well-developed play, at least 30 mins too long; comedy stereotypes grow tiresome
See it if you enjoy theatre that deals with communicating about ethnic and cultural sensitivities, all the while keeping you laughing throughout.
Don't see it if you're easily offended or believe the Thanksgiving story we've been told as kids is gospel.
See it if You're a theatremaker or frequent theatregoer who would enjoy a play that pokes fun at "woke" white people (and the theatre they make).
Don't see it if You dislike comedies that feel like extended SNL skits. Though semi-realistic, the cast is more often playing for laughs instead of honesty.
See it if You'd enjoy a play about political correctness as it relates to the history of Thanksgiving told in a lighthearted manner.
Don't see it if You don't want to see a play about the topics above. It is kind of silly and in the end didn't add up to much.
See it if you like satire and silliness. Over the top conclusions based on scanty evidence that keeps spiraling into additional foolishness.
Don't see it if you expect a serious consideration of social issues.
See it if About Four people trying to do a thanksgiving play in school and dealing with not offending anyone.
Don't see it if have a open mind and not offended easy. It far from the thanksgiving picture that people have today.
See it if Four white people attempt a culturally sensitive re-write of Native-American Heritage. First effort by Native-American, Ms. Fasthorse.
Don't see it if A missed opportunity. Instead of a chance to hear the views of one who knows, Fasthorse cops out with meaningless "nothingness" conclusion.
See it if you enjoy broad satire that runs out of steam about half way. Look at it as an extended SNL skit.
Don't see it if you don't like broad satire about political correctness. Also, if you do not like repetition in your plays.
See it if you enjoy a witty play that skewers political correctness. Very funny situations and really relevant to our times.
Don't see it if you believe in political correctness at all costs.
See it if You like Irreverent plays about events in history as told from the point of view of the indigenous people. A totally hilarious show
Don't see it if You like conventional rendering of an historical event. You are very P. C..
See it if you're up for lots of laughs and giggles. Margo Seibert is great as the dumb actress hired to be the Native American representative.
Don't see it if you expect to hear the voice of the American Indian. A little satire & silliness go a long way but this gets a little repetitious & slow
See it if you enjoy broad satire aimed at the political correctness of the "woke" who are so afraid of offending that they tie themselves in knots.
Don't see it if the idea of an 85-minute SNL sketch does not appeal to you or if you were expecting a Native American playwright to offer original insights.
Also There are some theatrical "in" jokes that are very funny.
See it if Caucasians attempt to write play with significant Native American theme without Indians resulting in Thanksgiving with nothing about Indians
Don't see it if You aren’t willing to be educated about multiple conflicting factual roots & backgrounds for what has become our Thanksgiving day tradition