March 19 - April 5, 2020
Directed by Jennifer Uphoff Gray
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
Sponsored by: DeWitt, CUNA Mutual, Isthmus
The Playhouse at Overture Center
201 State Street, Madison, WI