The Amateurs

Oberlin College Theater

Oberlin, OH
College Theatre

By: Jordan Harrison

November 4 - November 6, 2022

Show Description:

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.

Staff and Cast

Director: Maeve Hogan



7:30pm Thursday
7:30pm Friday
2pm and 7:30pm Saturday
2pm Sunday


$3 - $5

(440) 775-8169 or (800) 371-0178

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Health and Safety Guidelines

Out of respect for our performers and community, we ask that audience members wear masks.

Content Advisories

No content advisories listed for this production.


The Kander Theater
56 Willard Ct.
Oberlin, OH, 44074