Jordan Harrison's The Amateurs to Receive Premiere at Vineyard Theatre
The new play will be directed by Oliver Butler.
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.