dR Daily 10/23/19: The Thanksgiving Play begins run at Jobsite
Wait! The Thanksgiving Play???? We haven’t even made it through Halloween yet!
Never mind. If you’ve ever suffered through the horrors that can arise in your average T-G pageant, you’ll understand that Jobsite’s selection of The Thanksgiving Play is right in keeping with the season (or seasons).
In this satire by the award-winning Native American playwright Larissa FastHorse, a troupe of terminally “woke” artists attempts to honor Native American Heritage Month and Turkey Day at the same time in a comically doomed Thanksgiving pageant. The Hollywood Reporter praised the play (which debuted Off Broadway at Playwrights Horizons in 2018) as “very, very funny,” saying that it “skewers liberal pretensions with glee.”
Directed by the multi-talented Kari Goetz, Jobsite’s production stars Giles Davies, Caitlin Eason, Adam Workman and Dana Mauro.
The Thanksgiving Play, Jobsite Theater at the Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa. Previews Wed.-Thur. Oct. 23-24 at 8 p.m. Opening night Fri. Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. Runs Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p..m., Sundays at 4 p.m. through Nov. 17. jobsitetheater.org.