The Thanksgiving Play

by Larissa FastHorse |
Directed by Amelia Acosta Powell

Four earnestly progressive theatre-makers want to create a politically correct Thanksgiving play that is historically accurate, avoids all possible stereotypes and doesn’t offend anyone. Guess how long it takes for everything to fly off the rails? This wickedly hilarious satire hurtles into glorious chaos, skewering both its characters’ pretensions and the traditional “Thanksgiving story.”

Running time: 1 hour and 30 minutes, performed without intermission.

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Ani Djirdjirian and Shayna Blass. Photo by Phillip Hamer.

Shayna Blass, Ani Djirdjirian, Adam M. Flores and Jonathan Spivey. Photo by Phillip Hamer.

Jonathan Spivey and Ani Djirdjirian. Photo by Phillip Hamer.

Adam M. Flores and Shayna Blass. Photo by Phillip Hamer.

Ani Djirdjirian. Photo by Phillip Hamer.

Adam M. Flores, Ani Djirdjirian, Jonathan Spivey and Shayna Blass. Photo by Phillip Hamer.

Shayna Blass, Adam M. Flores, Ani Djirdjirian and Jonathan Spivey. Photo by Phillip Hamer.

Ani Djirdjirian, Adam M. Flores, Jonathan Spivey and Shayna Blass. Photo by Phillip Hamer.

Adam M. Flores and Shayna Blass. Photo by Phillip Hamer.

Jonathan Spivey, Ani Djirdjirian and Adam M. Flores. Photo by Phillip Hamer.

Jonathan Spivey and Shayna Blass. Photo by Phillip Hamer.

Cast & Creative Staff

CAST:

  • Adam Flores (Jaxton)
  • Shayna Blass (Logan)
  • Jonathan Spivey (Caden)
  • Ani Djirdjirian (Alicia)

CREATIVE STAFF:

  • Director: Amelia Acosta Powell
  • Scenic Designer: Efren Delgadillo Jr.
  • Costume Designer: Lux Haac
  • Lighting Designer: Porsche McGovern
  • Sound Designer: Cricket S. Myers
  • Fight Choreographer: Michael Pierce
  • Assistant Director: Alexis Cabrera
  • Casting By: Pat McCorkle and Katja Zarolinski, McCorkle Casting Ltd.
  • Stage Manager: Shannon B. Sturgis
  • Production Assistant: Gunnar Boucher

Age Recommendations

The Thanksgiving Play is suitable for adults and teenage audiences. This comedy contains mature themes and mild adult language about America’s sometimes troubling history.