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  The Thanksgiving Play at Geffen Playhouse

The Thanksgiving Play

Geffen Playhouse
10886 Le Conte Avenue Los Angeles

Native American playwright Larissa FastHorse penned this pointed comedy on what she calls “performative wokeness,” about the well-meaning creators of a kids’ Thanksgiving pageant, who consider themselves enlightened, but who become trapped in an ever-tightening noose of political correctness while trying not to ruffle any culturally-sensitive feathers.

Thru - Dec 6, 2019

Tuesdays: 8:00pm
Wednesdays: 8:00pm
Thursdays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 3:00pm & 8:00pm
Sundays: 2:00pm & 7:00pm



Price: $30-$60

Show Type: Comedy

Box Office: 310-208-5454

www.geffenplayhouse.com


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Los Angeles Times - Somewhat Recommended

"...The laughter goes from robust to ghostly. By the end, it's not so much humor as the idea of humor. FastHorse keeps churning out chuckling lines about heritage month hypocrisy, soy cheese and the nutty politics of arts grants. But the characters don't have enough granular reality to deepen the jokes. It's not long before the classroom antics begin to grate."
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Charles McNulty


Broadway World - Somewhat Recommended

"...In presenting this production, the message is good (and for the 98% caucasian audience, worth hearing and seeing). But the impact and how it lands on us and (should) affect us gets lost in the concept of trying to be too clever and funny. Author Larissa Fasthorse writes a great 90 minute play, but muddles it with too much (in this reviewer's opinion) esoteric material, rather than coming from the heart and speaking from a personal voice."
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Jeffrey Scott



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