60 Minutes Until Showtime

Alexis Blatz ’26, left, who played Alicia, a white Hollywood actress hired to portray a Native American, makes final costume and makeup preparations beside actress Hannarose Manning ’23.

Alexis Blatz ’26, left, and Hannarose Manning ’23. (SUNY Geneseo/Matt Burkhartt)

Can you create a wonderful and appropriate school pageant that celebrates both Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage Month? In the satirical “The Thanksgiving Play,” performed by Geneseo theatre and dance students in Fall 2022, a terminally “woke” high school teacher enlists some of his friends to try. The Geneseo Scene joined the cast and crew for an intimate look behind the scenes before showtime. 

View the photo essay in the Spring 2023 issue of the Geneseo Scene.


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