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The Thanksgiving Play Opens the 33rd Season of Square One Theatre

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Thursday, November 2nd, and continues through Sunday, November 19th

All performances take place on the stage of Stratford Academy, located in Johnson Academy at 719 Birdseye Street

Performance times:

  • Thursday, November 2nd at 8 p.m.
  • Fridays, November 3rd, 10th and 17th at 8 p.m.
  • Saturdays, November 4th, 11th and 18th, at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Sundays, November 5th, 12th and 19th at 2 p.m.

The hilarious new satire, The Thanksgiving Play, is just in time for the coming holidays.

This riotous comedy revolves around four white individuals attempting to create a politically correct First Thanksgiving Play for Native American Heritage Month in schools. The play’s director hires a Native American actor to provide cultural guidance, but all is not what it seems as chaotic events multiply and quickly spiral out of control.

According to The New York Times, “Larissa FastHorse’s comedy of performative wokeness is also a brutal satire of American myth-making.”

Directed by Tom Holehan (Stratford), The Thanksgiving Play cast features:

  1. Kevin Smith (Easton), returning from Square One Theatre productions of The Best Man, The Good Doctor, Indian Blood, Inherit the Wind, The Price of Murder and Rabbit Hole among others;

Lynette Victoria (Bridgeport), who appeared in Square One’s Core Values & 2022 summer reading series;

Lillian Garcia (Woodbridge), winner of Square One Subscriber Awards for Outstanding Actress (Distracted, The Constant Wife, The Rainmaker) and Outstanding Featured Actress (The Good Doctor); and

David Victor (Fairfield), remembered for his Square One roles in The God Game, The Winslow Boy, Stratford Characters, Time Stands Still, Black Tie, Ancestral Voices, Irenas Vow, The Clearing and The Right Kind of People

Single Tickets are:

$25 for limited number of front row seats

$22 for each adult single ticket

$20 for each senior citizen & student single tickets

Tickets may be purchased:  By phone: Box Office at 203.375.8778(24/7)

Online at: squareonetheatre.com

In person: at box office 60 minutes prior to each performance

Performance times:

  • Thursday, November 2nd at 8 p.m.
  • Fridays, November 3rd, 10th and 17th at 8 p.m.
  • Saturdays, November 4th, 11th and 18th, at 4m. and 8 p.m.
  • Sundays, November 5th, 12th and 19th at 2 p.m.

Stratford Academy is wheelchair accessible. Please inform the box office of any special needs when reserving tickets.

Square One Theatre’s final production of the 2023-2024 season includes another premiere, Chester Bailey, a riveting and mysterious drama by Joseph Dougherty, playing March 8-24,2024.

For more information and up-to-date news about the theatre, the plays and the actors visit squareonetheatre.com

 

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