In a London premiere performance at The New Wimbledon Studio Theatre, Saint Mary’s University theatre majors from Winona, Minnesota, will unveil how forgiveness and compassion are forged in the wake of unspeakable sadness and grief in a riveting production of The Amish Project.
The fictional work—written by Jessica Dickey—was inspired by a 2006 shooting in a small Amish community in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Although the play was developed around the horrendous tragedy that occurred inside a rural schoolhouse, the story richly unfolds as its characters unite in understandable grief—and show unexpected forgiveness.
Qualified theatre majors at Saint Mary’s are studying theatre in London, England, this semester through the Stefannié Valéncia Kierlin Theatre in London Program. Under the guidance of Saint Mary’s faculty, the program will include a variety of classes in theatre, as well as courses focusing on broader enrichment. Students will have the unique opportunity to attend numerous performances at London’s West End, Off-West End, and Fringe theatres.
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Director: Dr. Gary Diomandes
Stage Manager: John Donovan
Set Design: Gary Diomandes
Lighting Design: Diana Haynes
Costumes: Gary Diomandes/Alice Flo
Sound Design: Ian Robertson
Props: Gary Diomandes
Anna — Celeste Nygren
Carol Stuckey — Victoria Madigan
Velda — Taylor Novak
America — Yisset Gonzalez
Eddie Stuckey — Zachary Hillman
Bill North — Darren Cajipo
Sherry Local — Courney Govan
Aaron the Amish Father, Amish Son, Fireman, Ray Local, Reporter — Taylor Crothers
Amish Mother, America’s Mother — Diana Haynes
All proceeds will from the production will go to the Wimbledon Civic Theatre Trust.
5th to 8th October 2016
New Wimbledon Theatre
93 The Broadway, London SW19 1QG
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