THE AMISH PROJECT by Jessica Dickey
Directed by Katrina Ploof
Special Performance: Tuesday, February 28 at 7:30 PM
TWH will represent the state of Florida at the 2017 Southeastern Theatre Conference in Lexington, KY. THE AMISH PROJECT will compete for the honor of representing our region at the National AACTFest 2017 in Rochester, MN, June 26 – July 1, 2017.
This production contains strong language and mature themes.
Death and Forgiveness at an Amish School
Conceived in the wake of the 2006 school shootings in the Amish community of Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania, Jessica Dickey’s fictional exploration of a real-life tragedy allows us to glimpse into the world of Amish culture and to come to grips with the true limits of compassion and forgiveness. Praised by The New York Times as “extraordinary…remarkable…compelling,” THE AMISH PROJECT is a devastating and beautiful exploration with an ensemble of performers conjuring several characters, from gunman to victims, that delves into the stories that tie these lives together, as well as the path of forgiveness and compassion forged in the midst of tragedy.
Featuring an award-winning cast, including TWH favorites Larry Helms, Sara Catherine Barnes, Darian Henne, Chris Eubanks, and young but equally talented, Eva Martin and Grace Brixa. Newcomer Cerriah Delgado will join the TWH veterans to round out the award-winning cast.
“Extraordinary… a remarkable piece of writing”
– New York Times
2016 Florida Theatre Conference Festival Winner:
Best Supporting Actress: Sara Catherine Barnes and Eva Martin
All Star Cast: Cerriah Delgado
Best Scenic Design
Best Technical Achievement
Congratulations to the cast, crew, and volunteers. Next stop, SETC Community Theatre Festival in Lexington, KY, March 2-4, 2017. Look for an announcement soon for future performances and locations.