Friday - 8 p.m.
Saturday - 8 p.m.
Sunday - 2 p.m.
All Tickets are $24
Pay-what-you-can preview on Thursday, November 10 at 8 p.m.
November 11 - December 4, 2022
In this wickedly funny satire by Larissa FastHorse, good intentions collide with absurd suppositions as a troupe of “woke” teaching artists scrambles to create an elementary school pageant that somehow manages to celebrate both the Thanksgiving holiday and Native American Heritage Month while following the guidelines set out by the school board and organization funding their production. Set in a classroom, the characters of this fast-paced comedy often burst into song, make use of puppetry, dress in full turkey regalia, and have the audience in stitches while holding up a mirror to our own follies.
Larissa FastHorse (Sicangu Lakota Nation) is a 2020 MacArthur Fellow, award-winning writer/choreographer, and co-founder of Indigenous Direction, a consulting company for Indigenous arts and audiences. She has written and produced several plays highlighting the vibrancy and struggles of the modern indigenous cultures of Turtle Island.
Playwrights Horizons, Inc., New York City, produced the World Premiere of “THE THANKSGIVING PLAY” in 2018. “THE THANKSGIVING PLAY" was commissioned and originally produced by Artists Repertory Theatre, Damaso Rodriguez, Artistic Director Sarah Horton, Managing Director Portland, Oregon”
Playwrights Horizons is dedicated to cultivating the most important American playwrights, composers, and lyricists, as well as developing and producing their bold new plays and musicals. Tim Sanford became Artistic Director in 1996 and
Leslie Marcus has been Managing Director since 1993. Under their decades of leadership, Playwrights builds upon its diverse and renowned body of work, counting 400 writers among its artistic roster. In addition to its onstage work each season, Playwrights’ singular commitment to nurturing American theater artists guides all of the institution’s multifaceted initiatives: our acclaimed New Works Lab, a robust commissioning program, an innovative curriculum at its Theater School, and more. Robert Moss founded Playwrights in 1971 and cemented the
mission that continues to guide the institution today. André Bishop served as Artistic Director from 1981-1992. Don Scardino succeeded him and served until 1996. Over its 47-year history, Playwrights has been recognized with numerous awards and honors, including six Pulitzer Prizes, 13 Tony Awards, and 39 Obie Awards.
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Cast & Creative Team
Chara is a Baltimore based nurse, Hepatitis Coalition Co-Chair, visual artist, game tester, filmmaker, and trivia enthusiast with two trivia teams. Although Chara has done local amateur films with Charm City Filmmaker's such as Rosamund in "Cold" (post production phase); Aimee/Amelia in "Project LETHE" (2022); Amy in "Discord" (2019) and her last live play was "Dirty Pictures" where she played Bonnie (2018), she is excited to join FPCT on this project!
Barbara Madison Hauck
Barbara Madison Hauck (she/her) is mostly a performer around Baltimore. Select credits include Marie Antoinette in Marie Antoinette and the Magical Negroes, Alais in Lion in Winter, Edward/Betty in Caryl Churchill's Cloud 9, the Cheshire Cat in Alice in Wonderland, Ruth in Blithe Spirit, Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, and the other Boleyn girl (Mary) in Anne of the Thousand Days. Barbara studied at the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin and holds a BFA in Acting from UMBC. She is currently the Artistic Director at Fells Point Corner Theatre. Barbara is, as ever, wildly grateful to all her collaborators for their patience, trust, and guidance.
Nate Krimmel (Caden) is a Baltimore based Actor and member of FPCT who is happy to be back! Selected credits include: No One Could Follow (Reed/Marcus/Pastor), Mary Kate Olsen is in Love (Tyler), 10x10x10 (Frank/Squinch/Oscar), Fabulation (Richard), Perfect Arrangement (Jim), All New People (Charlie), The Effect (Tristan), and Jerusalem (Lee).
Kingston Bowen hails from north of Chicago and has lived in Maryland since 2004. He and his wife, Nadine, moved to Federal Hill Baltimore in 2020 as the pandemic swept across the country. After a successful high school theater career many years ago, Kingston returned to the stage in 2021 as Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple and in 2022 as Tevye in Fiddler on The Roof, both performances at The Center Stage in Naperville IL. He is excited about his debut with FPCT and looks forward to additional opportunities. Kingston's passions include baseball, the Chicago Cubs, reading, and walking with his wife and puppy, Stella. He also enjoys politics and working with social justice causes. With three grown children and 3 wonderful grandchildren, Kingston's life is fulfilled.
Director: Brandon Rashad Butts
Director Brandon Rashad Butts (He/Him) hails from the 804, but reps the 410 as much as permitted. He's held positions with Baltimore Center Stage, the SDC, and Manhattan Theatre Club. This is his directorial debut with Fells Point Corner Theatre. He's directed the plays Small Mouth Sounds, Marie Antoinette and the Magical Negroes, This Bitter Earth, Bootycandy, Animals Out of Paper, many short plays, several workshops and a number of readings. He's loved this play since he came across it in the development stages and believes Larissa Fasthorse provided an enjoyable challenge, for which he's abundantly grateful. He thanks the cast for their trust, FPCT for its support and the ancestors of this land for.... everything.
Stage Manager: Lyn Belzer
Set Designer: Bernard Johnson
Lighting Designer: Adrienne Cassara
Sound Designer: Heiko
Sound Designer Heiko (He/Him) is incredibly grateful and excited to be back working with FPCT. In his 20+ years on and off stage, Heiko has worked with virtually every small theatre in the Baltimore area. Personal highlights include but are not limited to operating sound on a moving bus for Promenade with Single Carrot, performing countless hours of improvised comedy with The Early Monday Morning Show and Drop Three, portraying Doctor Everett Scott in the Rocky Horror Show, stage managing and sound designing Mr Burns: A Post-Electric Play and far too much 4 a.m. sleep-deprived set building. Heiko would like to thank the cast and crew for their passion, and his family, both blood and assimilated, and especially Mrs. Awesomesauce, for their constant support. Also, if today is your birthday, happy birthday to you!
Props and Costume Designer: Hannah Fogler
Props and Costume Designer Hannah Fogler (She/Her) is a person who lives in a place and also works in other places. She does things. She also does nothing. This is a thing she did. As always, this thing she did is dedicated to a person, a dog, and a soft drink. Thank you and enjoy the thing.
Producer: Brad Norris
Producer Brad Norris (he/him) is a Baltimore based Scenic Artist, Sound Designer, Fight Choreographer, Director, Production Manager, and nerd who is thrilled to be working on The Thanksgiving Play. He is currently the Managing Director of Fells Point Corner Theatre, the Production Manager for the Performing Arts Department at CCBC, and the greatest stay-at-home dad his kids have ever known. He is passionate about justice, representation, indigenous sovereignty, and centering non-straight-white-cis-male stories and opinions everywhere possible. He himself is a straight-white-cis-male, so this bio is about as much of his story as he is comfortable with you caring about. He loves his wife and kids and would be nowhere without them. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find him, maybe you can hire Brad Norris.
FROM OUR PARTNERS:
NAL ANNUAL COMMUNITY FEAST: NOV. 26
Since 2015, we’ve been hosting a community feast to share food, laughter, and gratitude with and for our relatives. We’ve been fortunate to have our Haudenosaunee relatives offer the Ganö:nyök and always appreciate this.
Bring your family/friend and a dish to share. We ask that folks bring a traditional dish or something that is meaningful to them and their culture. All are welcome.
Saturday, November 26, 2-5pm
First Unitarian Church of Baltimore
1 W. Hamilton Street, Baltimore, MD