Meet the Company of Vineyard Theatre's The Amateurs
Oliver Butler directs a new play by Jordan Harrison.
The company of Vineyard Theatre's The Amateurs met the press on January 9. Written by Jordan Harrison and directed by Oliver Butler, performances begin February 8 with opening night set for February 27.
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 show will feature scenic design by David Zinn, costume design by Jessica Pabst, lighting design by Jen Schriever, and sound design by Bray Poor.