Factory 449 Presents DC Premiere of THE AMISH PROJECT by Jessica Dickey, 4/17-5/11

Factory 449 Presents DC Premiere of THE AMISH PROJECT by Jessica Dickey, 4/17-5/11

Factory 449: a theatre collective presents the DC premiere of THE AMISH PROJECT by Jessica Dickey (Row After Row, Charles Ives Take Me Home). Directed by Helen Hayes Award winner Holly Twyford and featuring Helen Hayes Award winner and Factory 449 Company Member Nanna Ingvarsson,THE AMISH PROJECT performs April 17 to May 11 at Anacostia Arts Center (1742 Good Hope Road, SE). Performances are Thursday - Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm. Tickets for all performances are $20.

"Ever since Factory 449's creation back in 2009, I have been on the lookout for a vehicle to showcase the talent and versatility of company member Nanna Ingvarsson," states Factory 449 Producing Artistic Director Rick Hammerly. "When I came across Jessica Dickey's THE AMISH PROJECT, I knew I had not only discovered just such a script, but also a poetic, compelling, and wonderfully written piece of contemporary theatre."

"Sadly, it is unrealistic to think that such a devastating, tragic attack on our children will never happen again," notes director Holly Twyford. "However, THE AMISH PROJECT offers a way to respond to such darkness with light. Jessica Dickey's play is a study in beauty - beauty of the soul, beauty of the heart and the beauty of simplicity. The sense of understanding expressed in Dickey's fictionalized account, allows us to meet darkness with light, to forgive, and perhaps, to make the world that much brighter."

"The play is a remarkable piece of writing." -- New York Times

"The Amish Project is thought-provoking, compelling theatre..." -- nytheatre.com

"Extraordinarily moving..." -- Time Out New York

ABOUT THE PLAY

At 10:25 a.m. on October 2, 2006, a gunman entered an Amish one-room schoolhouse in the Old Order Amish community of Nickel Mines, PA. Forty minutes later, he shot 10 young girls, killing 5, then turned the gun on himself. What occurred in the wake of this tragedy stunned the Nation.

THE AMISH PROJECT is an unforgettable account of the Nickel Mines shooting and its aftermath, seen through the eyes of 7 characters, brought to life by Helen Hayes Award winner and Factory 449 company member Nanna Ingvarsson, and directed by Helen Hayes Award winner Holly Twyford.

All tickets are $20 available online at TheAmishProject.brownpapertickets.com

More information available at www.factory449.org or by calling 202.355.9449

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