•One Person / Solo
The Amish Project by Jessica Dickey
Image by Louie Podlaski
This play is a fictional exploration of a real event that took place on October 2, 2006 in Nickel Mines, PA. Characters are entirely fictional and are not meant to represent real people. The Amish Project by Jessica Dickey is about forgiveness.
The Amish are a group of traditionalist Christian church fellowships with Swiss German Anabaptist origins. They are closely related to, but distinct from, Mennonite churches. The Amish are known for simple living, plain dress, and reluctance to adopt many conveniences of modern technology
“In this stunning tour-de-force, a single actor plays a host of characters in an Amish community devastated by a terrible tragedy. From a convenience store worker to the gunman himself, each character comes to life — those trapped in cycles of grief or rage, and those who have a truly unexpected reaction. When tragedy occurs, humans are often confronted with the difficult choice to forgive and overcome any self-inflicted pain or hold onto anger and prolong suffering. Jessica Dickey’s The Amish Project, presented by the hummingbird theatre co., demonstrates the complex power dynamic at play when overcoming personal offenses.” (Samuel French)