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Amateurs, The

  • Jordan Harrison
  • Full Length Play, Dark Comedy, Medieval (6th-14th c.)
  • 4M, 2F
  • ISBN: PMS0000000364

"...is a profound and witty meta-theatrical meditation on the purpose of art and the role of the artist in times of disaster."

DC Metro

  • Full Length Play
  • Dark Comedy
  • 105 minutes

  • Time Period: Medieval (6th-14th c.)
  • Target Audience: Teen (Age 14 - 18), Adult

  • Performance Group:
  • College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups, Professional Theatre
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?

REVIEWS:

"...is a profound and witty meta-theatrical meditation on the purpose of art and the role of the artist in times of disaster."

 DC Metro

"A hilarious, slightly eggheaded and strangely moving medieval backstager."

 The New York Times

"Audacious new comedy."

 The Wrap

  • Casting: 4M, 2F

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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?

$24.95