Promo Video:The Thanksgiving Play by Larissa Fasthorse, Different Stages at Vortex Rep, November 19 - December 11, 2021
(video by José Lozada, Magic Spoon Productions)
Ah, Thanksgiving, that most American of holidays: when families gather to bask in the bounty of the harvest, football, giant balloons — and a legacy of genocide and violent colonial expansion. Good intentions collide with absurd assumptions in this wickedly funny satire as a troupe of terminally “woke” teaching artists trip all over themselves to create a politically correct, yet historically accurate, yet dramatically revolutionary, yet accurately represented and responsibly cast Thanksgiving play for elementary schools.
Different Stages returns to live performances with Larissa Fasthorse’s (Sicangu Lakota Nation) The Thanksgiving Play. Directed by Melissa Vogt (Dracula-Different Stages), The Thanksgiving Play features Luke Wallens (They Serve Brisket in Paradise-Frontera Fest), Chiara McCarty (Trade with Klan-Southwest Theatre Productions), Greg Ginther (The Magic Fire-Different Stages) and Cassandra DeFreitas (The Tin Woman-Wimberley Players). The understudy is Angelina Zulas.
November 19 - December 11, 2021
2307 Manor Road
Austin, TX, 78722
November 19 – December, 11, 2021
Tickets $15, $25 $35 Wednesday through Sunday
Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 6 p.m. No performance on Thanksgiving Thursday November 25. Added performance Wednesday December 8.
Tickets are: $15, $25 $35 on Wednesday through Sunday.
The Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd, Austin
For tickets and information call 512-478-5282