Previews Feb 8, 2018
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
When the world is in crisis, it's time to improvise.
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?
An epic new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Jordan Harrison (Orange Is the New Black), The Amateurs is directed by Obie Award-winning director Oliver Butler (The Open House).