The Amish Project
June 21 - June 27, 2013
In 2006, the nation was shocked to its core when a man entered an Amish schoolhouse in Pennsylvania and opened fire on the girls studying there. We were shocked even further when the Amish openly and universally forgave the shooter.
Seven years later, but certainly no less timely, "The Amish Project" explores the Nickel Mines schoolhouse shooting in an Amish community, and the path of forgiveness and compassion forged in its wake. This heartfelt Boston premiere is directed by Alex Keegan, and features Becky Bass, Mackenzie Dreese, Emma Johnson, Annie Kocker, and Karin Nilo.
The Amish Project made its original debut at the New York International Fringe Festival in the summer of 2008 and instantly generated buzz in the theatre community. The Amish Project went on to a workshop production at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York City, and on June 10th, 2009, officially opened Off-Broadway at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater to rave reviews — "extraordinary... remarkable...compelling" (The New York Times).