The cast of The Amateurs, making its world premiere at the Vineyard Theatre this February.
The cast of The Amateurs, making its world premiere at the Vineyard Theatre this February.
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The Vineyard Theatre rounds out the creative team for its upcoming production of The Amateurs, a world premiere play by Jordan Harrison (2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist for Marjorie Prime) and directed by Oliver Butler. The show will feature scenic design by David Zinn, costume design by Jessica Pabst, lighting design by Jen Schriever, and sound design by Bray Poor.

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. The play examines the evolution of human creativity in a dark age: when does a crisis destroy us, and when does it open new frontiers? The company includes Kyle Beltran, Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Michael Cyril Creighton, Greg Keller, Jennifer Kim, and Thomas Jay Ryan.

The Amateurs was originally commissioned by South Coast Repertory and received a staged reading as part of the Goodman Theatre's New Stages Festival.

Performances begin February 8 with opening night set for February 27.

For tickets and more information, click here.