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‘Thanksgiving Play’ play dates, times and ticket information


Play:  The Thanksgiving Play

Playwright: Larissa FastHorse (2020 MacArthur Fellow)

Genre:  Satire, comedy.

Synopsis:  A group of white teachers plan to create a respectful and politically correct Thanksgiving play for their schoolchildren. After winning a grant to hire a Native American actress, the indigenous actress they hire for the show turns out to be a white lady with a tan.

What the New York Times says: “The familiar, whitewashed story of Pilgrims and Native Americans chowing down together gets a delicious roasting from expert farceurs.”

Director:  Madelaine Weymouth


  • Logan:  Stacy Stauffer
  • Jaxton:  Ryan Adair
  • Alicia:  Kassidy Renee
  • Caden:  Andrew Sarkozy

Play Dates and Times:

  • 8:00 p.m. half-price previews: November 2 and 3;
  • 8:00 p.m. on November 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, and 19; and
  • 2:00 p.m. on November 6, 13, 19, and 20.

Special Events:

  • Staging Teen Success Through Theater: November 5 at 8 pm
  • Post-performance talkback: November 13

Tickets:  Tickets are $30 each or $10 for students with valid student IDs. There are half-priced previews on November 2nd and 3rd at 8 pm and a new Thursday night special ticket price of $25 each for adults. For tickets, please call the box office at 239.218.0481 or online at

Sponsor:  Arlene Foreman generously sponsors The Thanksgiving Play.

Location:  1634 Woodford Avenue, in the Fort Myers River District.

October 29, 2022.



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