The Amateurs Debuts at Vineyard Theatre this February
This February, The Vineyard Theatre welcomes a new play from the Pulitzer Prize finalist playwright of "Marjorie Prime," Jordan Harrison for its second show in the 35th Anniversary Season.
In "The Amateurs" an intrepid troupe of pageant players races across medieval Europe, struggling to outrun the Black Death. The arrival of a mysterious outsider sends Hollis, the leading lady, in search of answers that can only be found off-script… and soon the 14th century plague begins to look like another, more recent one. This wildly inventive and funny new work examines the evolution of human creativity in a dark age: when does a crisis destroy us, and when does it open new frontiers?
The Amateurs cast is studded with big-screen performers including Kyle Beltran, Quincy Tyler Bernstine (Manchester by the Sea), Greg Keller, Michael Cyril Creighton (Spotlight), Jennifer Kim (Spider-Man: Homecoming), and Thomas Jay Ryan (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind). The new play is also accompanied by an award-winning design team which includes scenic design by David Zinn (Spongebob Squarepants), costume design by Jessica Pabst (Marvin’s Room), lighting design by Jen Schriever (Eclipsed), and sound design by Bray Poor (Latin History for Morons). The play is also a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award.
Tickets to the show are now on sale. Performances begin Thursday, February 8th with opening night set for Tuesday, February 27th.