The Artists Repertory Theatre presents The Thanksgiving Play. A group of mismatched teachers and actors have been charged by the school district to devise an ethnically sensitive play to somehow celebrate both Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage Month. In order to be as respectful and accurate as possible, the three white actors defer to the only Native American in the room for guidance and find their expectations of her insights are wildly misguided. In this wickedly funny satire, this foursome must find their way through a hilarious thicket of assumptions, historical perspectives, and school district policies as the absurd pageant must go on! Performances are April 1 to 29 at the Artists Repertory Theatre in Portland. For details and tickets, visit the ART website.
Posted on March 27, 2018