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Dec 02
Dec 04

The Thanksgiving Play

The Thanksgiving Play

Presented by Wasatch Theatre Company at Regent Street Black Box at Eccles Theater

THE THANKSGIVING PLAY comes to Wasatch Theatre Company In Time for the Season

Regent Street Black Box at The Eccles Theatre, 144 Regent Street

Wasatch Theatre Company continues its 26th season with The Thanksgiving Play by Larissa FastHorse straight from its Broadway run earlier this year.  The show had a successful run at the SLC Theatre Co-Op at the beginning of November and now moves to the Regent Street Black Box at 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 can’t 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 aren’t 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, “We’re 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 Nick Bianchi.  It is directed by Jim Martin.

Tickets are available at the Wasatch Theatre Company website or through ArtTix.

About Wasatch Theatre Company

Wasatch Theatre Company is a non-profit theater company that produces a variety of plays and musicals each year. The company’s mission is to produce timely, relevant, and entertaining theatre by supporting diverse artists and providing opportunities for unique voices to stimulate conversation, increase empathy, and empower positive social change.

For more information, visit the web site at https://wasatchtheatre.org.

December 2 at 7:30 pm
December 3 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm
December 4 at 7:30 pm

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Individual Dates & Times *

  • December 02, 2023 at 7:30 pm (Sat)
  • December 03, 2023 at 2:00 pm (Sun)
  • December 03, 2023 at 7:30 pm (Sun)
  • December 04, 2023 at 7:30 pm (Mon)

Location Info

Regent Street Black Box at Eccles Theater
144 South Regent Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

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