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Jordan Harrison's The Amateurs to Receive Premiere at Vineyard Theatre

The new play will be directed by Oliver Butler.

Jordan Harrison is the author of The Amateurs.
(© David Gordon)

The world premiere of Jordan Harrison's The Amateurs will be part of Vineyard Theatre's 2017-18 season. Dates for the production, directed by Oliver Butler, will be announced in the coming months.

In The Amateurs, a scrappy troupe of pageant players races across 14th-century Europe, struggling to outrun the Black Death — and medieval subscribers. The arrival of a mysterious new actor sends Hollis, the leading lady, in search of answers that can only be found off-script...and soon one century's plague begins to look a lot like another, more recent, one. It was originally commissioned by South Coast Repertory and received a staged reading as part of the Goodman Theatre's New Stages Festival.

The Amateurs joins the previously announced The Beast in the Jungle, a dance-theater collaboration between John Kander, David Thompson, and Susan Stroman.