New Tampa Players’ The Amish Project


May 07 - 16 2021
Reconnect with New Tampa Players with our first show in our new space, Uptown Stage, at the University Mall.
Our first show will The Amish Project by Jessica Dickey starring Michele McCarty Bronson.
Called “a remarkable piece of writing” by The New York Times and “unique, uplifting, and unforgettable” by Chicago Theatre Beat, this powerful and poetic piece is inspired by the 2006 killing of five girls in a hostage-taking at an Amish school in Pennsylvania. This one-woman exploration of the Nickel Mines shooting conjures seven characters, from gunman to victims, and delves into the stories that tie these characters together, as well as the path of forgiveness and compassion forged in the wake of tragedy. “It’s my private prayer,” writer Jessica Dickey says, “that this play, should they ever know about it, would not hurt them further, but somehow honor the goodness they forged in the face of such tragedy.”
New Tampa Players has COVID-19 Guidelines in place to ensure a safe environment for our cast, volunteers, and audience. All audience members are asked to wear a mask while inside Uptown Stage. We are limiting the audience size to 20 to ensure social distancing. We will also have each audience member do a short health questionnaire and have their temperature taken at the door.
The show is 90 minutes with no intermission. This play has adult language and adult content around school shootings and sexual assault. Parent discretion is advised.
We understand that everyone has different comfort levels about being in public at this time. If you cannot come to see the show in person but would like to support New Tampa Players and the cast and crew of The Amish Project, please choose the $10 I Heart NTP donation and we will put a heart with your name on it on one of our empty seats. Thank you so much for your support!
Directions to Uptown Stage: Park on the Fowler Ave side of the University Mall near K&G Fashions. Enter the mall through the entrance closest to K&G Fashions. Make a right next to the children’s playground, and Uptown Stage is the fourth storefront on your left.
The Amish Project is produced with the generous support of the Hillsborough Arts Council, the Hillsborough County Board of Commissioners, and the State Division of Cultural Affairs.
The Amish Project” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.



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