.‘The Thanksgiving Play’ at Pear Theatre

In 2021, it’s important to acknowledge that Thanksgiving’s history isn’t necessarily one to be celebrated. At Mountain View’s Pear Theatre, playwright Larissa FastHorse brings that fact to life in her new production “The Thanksgiving Play.” The play follows three “woke” white thespians as they put on an elementary school play about the first Thanksgiving—without all the genocide and culturally appropriative missteps. The satirical take brings to light plenty of dark humor on the holiday, while giving the audience a chance to examine what to really give thanks for.

The Thanksgiving Play
Opens Fri, Various Times, $20+
Pear Theatre, Mountain View

Grace Stetson
Grace Stetsonhttps://www.gracestetson.com
Born and raised in Sunnyvale, Grace Stetson is a freelance journalist and content strategist currently based in Santa Cruz. She mainly covers housing, development and homelessness for publications in Santa Cruz County, but additionally writes on arts and entertainment topics for publications across the greater Bay Area. When not working, you can find her at a local coffee shop, independent movie theater, or out on a hiking trail.

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