|The Thanksgiving Play
|144 South Regent St, Salt Lake City, UT
|Salt Lake City, UT
|Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 7:30 PM 9 PM MST
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Jim Martin, Wasatch Theatre Company Executive Director
The Thanksgiving Play:
December 2 at 7:30 pm
December 3 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm
December 4 at 7:30 pm
SLC Theatre Co-Op, 167 South Rio Grande
Regent Street Black Box at The Eccles Theatre, 144 Regent Street
THE THANKSGIVING PLAY continues its run at the Eccles
Salt Lake City, Utah Wasatch Theatre Company continues its 26th season with The Thanksgiving Play by Larissa FastHorse straight from its Broadway run earlier this year. The show just completed a successful run at the SLC Theatre Co-Op and will transplant the production to the Regent Street Black Box the Eccles for a short run between December 2 and December 4.
The Thanksgiving Play chronicles a group of four actors trying to produce a historical Thanksgiving play for elementary students. The problem? All four actors identify as White, and they cant find an Indigenous actor to support cultural competency. The results are a satirical look at our woke culture and our efforts at culturally-relevant work that bypasses some of the individuals who ought to be at the table in the creating process.
FastHorse has commented that she is occasionally frustrated that her plays with Indigenous characters arent produced because theatres struggle to find Indigenous actors. In response to this, FastHorse decided to write a play with four white-appearing actors in the hope that it would be produced. Fasthorse said, Were here, there are a ton of us, but American theatre is constantly trying to create things abut native people,without actually using native people.
Wasatch Theatre Company was awarded resident status at the Regent Street earlier this year. Other Regent Street residents include Sting and Honey Theatre, Utah Contemporary Guitar, and Jaks.
The Thanksgiving Play features the talents of Hannah Orr, Ethan Hernandez, Kassandra Torres, and Ni
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