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The Thanksgiving Play by Wolf's Head Theatre Co

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Thursday, April 7, 2022, 7 pm

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The Thanksgiving Play 
By Larissa Fasthorse
Directed by Jaime Weeder
Performed by Wolf's Head Theatre Company

Dinner at 6:45 p.m. | Show at 7:00 p.m. | Discussion panel following the show

Content Warning // This play includes discussion of sex; harsh historic language references about Native American people; themes of colonialism and privilege; depictions of historically accurate violence primarily towards Native American people that include decapitation, suicide, gun violence, and scalping.

Need to come on a different day? Join us on March 31, April 1, 2, 8, and 9

To ensure that we have dinner ready for you when you arrive, tickets must be purchased 3 days prior to the show that you would like to attend. If you would like to attend a show less than 3 days away, give us a call at 906-487-1906 and we'll do our best to accommodate you.

Starting to miss your turkey dinner leftovers? Join us for a delicious Thanksgiving dinner (see full menu) and immersive performance of Larissa FastHorse's acclaimed satirical play The Thanksgiving Play. 

To ensure that we have dinner ready for you when you arrive, tickets must be purchased 3 days prior to the show that you would like to attend. If you would like to attend a show less than 3 days away, give us a call at 906-487-5828 and we'll do our best to accommodate you.

About the show

" ...[an] extremely amusing and thoughtful satire" - Talkin' Broadway

"The play hilariously dissects political correctness" - Hollywood Reporter

Good intentions collide with absurd assumptions in Larissa FastHorse’s wickedly funny satire, as a troupe of terminally “woke” teaching artists scrambles to create a pageant that somehow manages to celebrate both Turkey Day and Native American Heritage Month 

Shows are advanced reserved seating by table. Please place a single order to reserve seats for all individuals who would like to be seated together. Each table will be set for four (4) and you can purchase a full or half table, as shown below.  Michigan Tech Students may purchase one half-table at a discounted rate of $20 with Experience Tech Fee in person at the Rozsa office or at the Central Ticket Office. Half-tables may be seated alone or with another half-table.

Aftershow Discussion
Stay after the show for a thoughtful conversation with a unique panel each performance, including panelists from Wolf's Head Theater Company, Michigan Technological University, Northern Michigan University, and the Keweenaw Peninsula community.

Special thanks to Michigan Tech's Institute for Policy, Ethics, and Culture (IPEC) and Wolf's Head Theater for their support in creating this panel. 


Wolf's Head Theatre creates provocative, relevant, and captivating modern theatre in the Upper Peninsula. The company offers a professional theatre experience that illuminates, challenges, and connects our audience with the shared human experience. Together, we tell stories of old and new that will leave a mark: Theatre with a bite. Learn more about Wolf's Head Theatre here

The Rozsa Performing Arts Center Presenting Series brings a wide variety of world-class national and international performances to the Keweenaw, to delight, surprise, and engage audiences of all ages. Ready for some uptown entertainment in the Lake Superior Northwoods? Join us.


Masks are strongly recommended. Learn about the Rozsa COVID-19 Policies.


This activity is supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

“The Thanksgiving Play” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on Behalf of Samula French, Inc.

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