The Vineyard Theatre has announced that the 2017–2018 season will feature the world premiere The Amateurs, a new play by Marjorie Prime playwright and Pulitzer Prize finalist Jordan Harrison. The production joins the previously announced world premiere of John Kander, David Thompson, and Susan Stroman’s The Beast in the Jungle.
The Amateurs will be directed by Oliver Butler. Casting, a full creative team, and run dates will be announced at a later time.
In The Amateurs, a scrappy troupe of pageant players attempts to outrun the Black Death across 14th century Europe. When a new actor joins the group, leading lady Hollis is sent in search of answers. The new comedy examines the intersection of creativity, art, and crisis.
The play was originally commissioned by South Coast Repertory and received a staged reading as part of the Goodman Theatre’s New Stages Festival.
An additional show for The Vineyard’s 2017–2018 season will be announced at a later date.