The Amateurs Cast and Design Team Announced

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Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce casting for Vineyard Theatre’s world premiere production of THE AMATEURS by Jordan Harrison (2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist for MARJORIE PRIME) directed by Oliver Butler (THE OPEN HOUSE, Obie Award for Direction). Tickets are now available for purchase here or by calling the box office at 212-353-0303.

THE AMATEURS will feature Kyle Beltran (Vineyard’s GLORIA, HEAD OF PASSES), Quincy Tyler Bernstine (RUINED, Manchester by the Sea), Michael Cyril Creighton (STAGE KISS, Spotlight), Greg Keller (Vineyard’s SOMEWHERE FUN, OUR MOTHER’S BRIEF AFFAIR), Jennifer Kim (Vineyard’s GLORIA, Spider-Man: Homecoming), and Thomas Jay Ryan (THE CRUCIBLE, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind). THE AMATEURS begins performances Thursday, February 8 with opening night set for Tuesday, February 27.

The award-winning design team will include scenic design by David Zinn (SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS), costume design by Jessica Pabst (MARVIN’S ROOM), lighting design by Jen Schriever (ECLIPSED), and sound design by Bray Poor (LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS).

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?

THE AMATEURS is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award. THE AMATEURS was originally commissioned by South Coast Repertory and received a staged reading as part of the Goodman Theatre’s New Stages Festival.

Tickets to THE AMATEURS are on sale to the general public. Memberships for The Vineyard’s 35th Anniversary Season and can be purchased online here or by calling the box office at 212-353-0303. Members have early access to the best seats to each of The Vineyard’s mainstage productions, at a discount off regular price tickets. Other privileges include discounted guest tickets, invitations to new play readings and developmental lab productions, and other exclusive benefits.

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Company photo by HollenderX2.

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