The Amateurs The Amateurs
Red Stitch Actors Theatre
Red Stitch Actors' Theatre
28 Jun 2022 to 24 Jul 2022
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Tickets
Tue 28 June - Fri 1 July: $25
Sun 3 - Sun 24 July $15: $57



   
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Synopsis
“Thrilling, expansive, world-changing… A terrific, gutsy new comedy!"

- The New York Times -

The Amateurs, is a witty tragicomedy from Pulitzer finalist, Jordan Harrison.

A hilarious and moving exploration of mortality and the emergence of humanism. Harrison’s wildly inventive play asks when does a crisis destroy us, and when does it open new possibilities?

“We’re actors. They bury us outside the city walls. And that’s if they like us.”

A troupe of mismatched mediaeval players make their way across Europe, desperate to outrun the Plague. They’re hoping to impress His Highness, the Duke, with their morality plays, and thereby gain salvation within the walls of his city.

The roles are cast, and time is running out, when the arrival of a mysterious stranger drives the actress, Hollis, to seek a truth beyond the holy scripture. 

This Australian Premiere at Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre draws fascinating parallels between a mediaeval humanitarian disaster, and a more recent epidemic. The Amateurs is a highly theatrical and hysterical take on both religion and the Age of Enlightenment.

 

CAST & CREATIVES

Writer Jordan Harrison
Director Susie Dee
Set & Costume Design Dann Barber
Lighting Design Rachel Burke
Sound Design Ian Moorhead 
Design Associate Brian Lipson
Stage Manager Lowana van Dorssen
Assistant Stage Manager Georgina Bright
Assistant Lighting Design Max Woods
Assistant Director Ibrahim Halaçoğlu
Graduate Attachment/Swing Hayley Edwards

Cast
Emily Goddard 
Khisraw Jones-Shukoor
Darcy Kent
Brian Lipson
Olga Makeeva
Dion Mills

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