Theater Lab Series: The Amateurs

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Saturday, November 5, 2022
2:00 pm

Kander Theater

67 North Main Street, Oberlin, Ohio 44074

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$5 general admission; $3 staff, student, senior

A rag-tag troupe of actors races across medieval Europe, struggling to outrun the Black Death in 14th-century Europe, performing biblical “morality plays” (“Noah’s Flood”, “Cain and Abel”, among other crowd-pleasers) in the hopes of being accepted into the refuge of a clean city. This meta-theatrical play-within-a-play examines survivor’s guilt and the evolution of human creativity in a dark age: When does a crisis destroy us, and when does it open new frontiers? A sharply funny and unexpectedly moving play on the purpose of art and the role of the artist and the individual in times of disaster.

Directed by Maeve Hogan ’23.

Photo credit: Yevhen Gulenko

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