Forward Theater Company – The Amateurs
Presented By Forward Theater Company

The Amateurs

Forward Theater Company

Thu, Mar 19 - Sun, Apr 5

The Playhouse: $20 - $49

Due to circumstances beyond Overture Center’s and the producer’s control, this production’s engagements are cancelled. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. Ticket holders will be contacted shortly in regards to their options.



Ages 16 and up

By Jordan Harrison

Directed by Jen Uphoff Gray


Regional Premiere

Hollis is a performer in an itinerant troupe of actors attempting to outrun the Black Plague in this 14th century-set comedy by the author of Marjorie Prime. The Renaissance is still in the future, and so is the concept of self-determination. So when Hollis stops a performance to wonder why Mrs. Noah would get on that ark, she throws her castmates into chaos.

This thought-provoking and centuries-spanning play delights in the imaginations of theater-makers and theater-goers everywhere. And in a tale as inventive and hilarious as its characters, The Amateurs ponders the purpose of art in turbulent times.”

“…a rollicking tragicomedy in which pratfalls and death throes are tumbled together…”
- The New York Times

Post-show talkbacks follow every performance.

Pre-show lectures on the following dates:

  • THU, MAR 19, at 6:30 PM
  • SUN, MAR 22, at 1 PM
  • THU, MAR 26, at 6:30 PM
  • SUN, MAR 29, at 1 PM
  • THU, APR 2, at 6:30 PM
  • SUN, APR 5, at 1 PM