HELP US CELEBRATE 10 YEARS OF THE 5 & DIME!
The Thanksgiving Play
How does one celebrate Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage Month at the same time? In Larissa FastHorse’s biting satire, this is the question facing three “woke” white thespians tasked with devising an elementary school pageant about the first Thanksgiving while avoiding any culturally appropriative missteps. A roast of the politics of entertainment and well-meaning political correctness alike, The Thanksgiving Play puts the American origin story itself in the comedy-crosshairs.
November 12, 13, 14
Mandarin Community Club
THE STATE OF THE 5 & DIME
The 5 & Dime is returning to its nomadic roots.
There’s no doubt about it: COVID-19 has impacted all of us in so many different ways. As we’ve continued to monitor the situation, it’s clear that The 5 & Dime must evolve to meet the unique needs of our new reality. Thankfully, we are no strangers to transformation, and our resolve to press on is as strong as ever.
With these facts and our mission in mind, we’ve determined that the best way to move forward in these unprecedented times is to return to our roots as a nomadic theatre company while continuing to plan for our eventual return to a more permanent space when the time is right.
When we reflect on the core of who we are and what we feel called to do, we are confident this is the right decision. We all must rise to meet this moment and this is how our small, nonprofit community theatre with big hopes and dreams can begin to do that. To be honest, we see this as an exciting opportunity to express even more creativity and have a bit more fun with our shows and settings!
We look forward to your continued partnership as we enter this new, yet still familiar phase of our story.