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2017-2018 Season includes SUSAN STROMAN, DAVID THOMPSON, JOHN KANDER, and Jordan Harrison

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce that Vineyard Theatre’s 2017-2018 season will include the world premiere of THE AMATEURS by Jordan Harrison (2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist for MARJORIE PRIME) directed by Oliver Butler (THE OPEN HOUSE, Obie Award for Direction). THE AMATEURS joins the previously announced THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE from five-time Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman (CONTACT, THE PRODUCERS), playwright David Thompson (SCOTTSBORO BOYS), and legendary composer and four-time Tony Award winner John Kander (CABARET, CHICAGO). 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. This wildly inventive and funny new work examines the origins of creativity: When does a crisis destroy art, and when does it set it spinning? THE AMATEURS was originally commissioned by South Coast Repertory and received a staged reading as part of the Goodman Theatre’s New Stages Festival. Memberships are now on sale for The Vineyard’s 2017-2018 Season and can be purchased online at www.vineyardtheatre.org/membership or by calling the box office at 212-353-0303. Members are guaranteed seats to each of The Vineyard’s three mainstage productions, at a discount off regular price tickets. Other privileges include the ability to reserve seats before tickets go on sale to the general public, discounted guest tickets, invitations to new play readings and developmental lab productions, and other exclusive benefits. The final show for The Vineyard’s 2017-2018 season will be announced at a later date. The Vineyard concludes its current season this spring with the New York premiere of Gina Gionfriddo’s CAN YOU FORGIVE HER?, directed by Peter DuBois, currently running through June 11. Jordan Harrison was a 2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist for MARJORIE PRIM



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