Forward Theater Company – The Amateurs
Presented By Forward Theater Company

The Amateurs

by Jordan Harrison

Thu, Nov 4 - Sun, Nov 21

The Playhouse: $34 - $49
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Running Time:

Running time TBA

Notices:

Ages 16 and up - Adult language and content

Sponsors:

Wisconsin Premiere

Directed by Jen Uphoff Gray

Returning to the stage after cancellation in March 2020.

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 cast-mates into chaos.


A story set in the past that eloquently reflects our present. This 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 considers the purpose of art in a dark world.

“Among the themes that light up like fireflies here and there are the nature of sin, the purpose of art, the low status of actors and the low status of humans in general. If history has been a drama, it has consigned almost everyone throughout time to the chorus.” – The New York Times


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