Theatre Arts & Dance

2022-2023 Season


The Amateurs

The Amateurs

By Jordan Harrison
Directed by Luverne Seifert
Presented by BA Theatre Arts Program

Rarig Center / Lui Stage Kilburn Theatre 
Mar 17 - 26, 2023

General Admission
Running time: 105 minutes
ASL performance: Sunday, Mar 19, 2 PM 
Audio Described performance: Sunday, Mar 19, 2 PM

This performance is suitable for ages 14+.
Mature audiences due to language, sexual situations, religious references, frightening scenes, birth trauma.

Tickets: (prices include all fees)
$18 General public
$13 U of M Faculty/Staff/Alumni/Retirees
$8 Students (any college or under 18)
$5 Student Group 10+


About the Performance


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?

“A hilarious, slightly eggheaded and strangely moving medieval backstager.” – The New York Times

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