The Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department‘s 2022-23 Mainstage Season opens with the 2018 play The Amateurs, by Jordan Harrison. The production, featuring an all-student cast and a production team composed of students, alumni, and faculty, runs October 12 through 22 in Studio 404 of the Getz Theatre Center of Columbia College, located at 72 E. 11th St. in Chicago’s South Loop. Student discounts are available. For tickets and more information (including COVID-19 protocols for this LIVE, IN-PERSON production), click here.
Directed by faculty member Michael Brown, The Amateurs focuses on a traveling troupe of pageant players in medieval Europe as they roam from village to village performing the biblical mystery play Noah’s Flood during the Great Plague of the 14th century. As the plague begins to take members of the company, playwright Jordan Harrison brings the story’s historical setting into collision with our own present to ask: When does a crisis destroy us, and when does it open new frontiers?