The Thanksgiving Play, written by 2020 McArthur Fellow Larissa Fasthorse, is intended to be funny, edgy, and serious. A group of terminally “woke” actors struggle to create a play for a local elementary school that presents a balanced history of the first Thanksgiving, trying to include all perspectives but without offending anyone. The playwright has described her previous work as intentionally disruptive – plays that make you ask whether you should laugh or cringe?
Presented by the Contemporary Theater Studies Program, at the Marinoff Theater (92 W Campus Dr, Shepherdstown). Advance ticket reservation at Shepherd.edu/Theater. Tickets also available at the box office (opens 30 minutes prior to show), subject to availability. Price is “pay what you will.” Showtimes: Oct 7 (Fri) 7pm, Oct 8 (Sat 7pm, Oct 9 (Sun) 2pm, Oct 14 (Fri) 7pm, Oct 15 (Sat) 7pm, Oct 16 (Sun) 2pm. Mature themes. Face coverings are strongly encouraged in the theater.By Staff Contributor