Tickets to THE AMATEURS are on Sale Now, SPONGEBOB's David Zinn Leads Design Team

Tickets to THE AMATEURS are on Sale Now, SPONGEBOB's David Zinn Leads Design Team

Tickets for Vineyard Theatre's world premiere production of THE AMATEURS by Jordan Harrison (2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist for MARJORIE PRIME) directed by Oliver Butler (THE OPEN HOUSE, Obie Award for Direction) are currently available for purchase online at www.vineyardtheatre.org or by calling the box office at 212-353-0303.

The award-winning design team will include scenic design by David Zinn (SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS), costume design by Jessica Pabst (MARVIN'S ROOM), lighting design by Jen Schriever (ECLIPSED), and sound design by Bray Poor (LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS).

THE AMATEURS will feature Kyle Beltran (Vineyard's GLORIA, HEAD OF PASSES), Quincy Tyler Bernstine (RUINED, Manchester by the Sea), Michael Cyril Creighton (STAGE KISS, Spotlight), Greg Keller (Vineyard's SOMEWHERE FUN, OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR), Jennifer Kim (Vineyard's GLORIA, Spider-Man: Homecoming), and Thomas Jay Ryan (THE CRUCIBLE, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind). THE AMATEURS begins performances Thursday, February 8 with opening night set for Tuesday, February 27.

In THE AMATEURS, an intrepid troupe of pageant players races across medieval Europe, struggling to outrun the Black Death. The arrival of a mysterious outsider sends Hollis, the leading lady, in search of answers that can only be found off-script... and soon the 14th century plague begins to look like another, more recent one. This wildly inventive and funny new work examines the evolution of human creativity in a dark age: when does a crisis destroy us, and when does it open new frontiers?

THE AMATEURS is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award. THE AMATEURS was originally commissioned by South Coast Repertory and received a staged reading as part of The Goodman Theatre's New Stages Festival.

Tickets to THE AMATEURS are on sale to the general public. Memberships for The Vineyard's 2017-2018 Season can be purchased online at www.vineyardtheatre.org/membership or by calling the box office at 212-353-0303. Members have early access to the best seats to each of The Vineyard's mainstage productions, at a discount off regular price tickets. Other privileges include discounted guest tickets, invitations to new play readings and developmental lab productions, and other exclusive benefits.

Dedicated to the creation and production of daring new plays and musicals, Vineyard Theatre has consistently premiered provocative, groundbreaking works, including Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman's Tony Award-winning INDECENT and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' Pulitzer Prize finalist GLORIA; DOT by Colman Domingo; Nicky Silver's THE LYONS; Marx, Lopez and Whitty's Tony Award-winning musical AVENUE Q; Kander and Ebb's THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS; Bell and Bowen's [title of show]; Paula Vogel's HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE (1998 Pulitzer Prize); Edward Albee's THREE TALL WOMEN (1994 Pulitzer Prize); Lanie Robertson's LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL; Tarell Alvin McCraney's WIG OUT!; Becky Mode's FULLY COMMITTED; Jenny Schwartz's GOD'S EAR; Will Eno's MIDDLETOWN; and many more. The Vineyard awards the annual Paula Vogel Playwriting Award and biennial Susan Stroman Directing Award to gifted emerging artists to create new works in residence. The Vineyard's productions have been honored with two Pulitzer Prizes, five Tony Awards, and numerous Drama Desk, Obie, Outer Critics Circle and Lucille Lortel awards.

Vineyard Theatre's leadership includes Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern and Managing Director Suzanne Appel.

Follow Vineyard Theatre on Facebook: vineyardtheatrenyc, Twitter: @vineyardtheatre, and Instagram: @vineyardtheatre. More information at www.vineyardtheatre.org.

Photo: THE AMATEURS cast photo by HollenderX2



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