The Thanksgiving Play / What Would Crazy Horse Do?
Paperback, 144 pages ISBN: 9781559369619Publication Date:
8 Sep 2022
Size: 215mm x 136mm£21.99

The Thanksgiving Play / What Would Crazy Horse Do?

Two Plays

By Larissa FastHorse

Paperback £21.99

Two essential plays by award-winning Native American playwright Larissa FastHorse.

In The Thanksgiving Play, good intentions collide with absurd assumptions when a group of white teaching artists scramble to create an ambitious, culturally sensitive Thanksgiving pageant, only to reveal that even the best of intentions can be undone by our own blind spots.

Larissa FastHorse's wickedly funny satire was premiered off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons in New York City in October 2018.

In What Would Crazy Horse Do?, twins Calvin and Journey, the last two members of the Marahotah tribe, make a suicide pact to end the Marahotah when the grandfather who raised them dies. Then two white strangers knock on their door and the insular world of the twins is ripped wide open.

The play was premiered by KCRep (Kansas City Repertory Theatre) in May 2017.

Press Quotes

'Satire doesn't get much richer [than The Thanksgiving Play]… A takedown of white American mythology… The familiar, whitewashed story of Pilgrims and Native Americans chowing down together gets a delicious roasting'

New York Times

'[What Would Crazy Horse Do? is a] timely meditation on the dangers of nationalism tinged with a sad irony as seen through the filter of a Native American lens'

Broadway World
Paperback,144 pages ISBN: 9781559369619Publication Date:
8 Sep 2022
Size: 215mm x 136mm£21.99
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