The Amish Project
by AtticRep

Feb. 10 - Feb. 27, 2016

The Amish Project is a play based on a school shooting in the Amish village of Nickel Mines, in which a gunman shot and killed five girls between the ages of 6 and 13. The 2006 incident made international news, forcing a quiet traditional culture into the spotlight of a ravenous news media, and putting Amish life and faith under worldwide scrutiny. The Amish Project traces the extraordinary path of forgiveness and compassion forged in the wake of violent horror, as a community in crisis chooses hope over vengeance. The Amish Project holds the audience spellbound, and opens us to delve into our shared humanity. San Antonio Premiere

“We still want to create a platform for dialogue and change,” Prestigiacomo said to the San Antonio Express-News. “This play deals with forgiveness, the power of forgiveness, and the loss of innocence.”


"The Amish Project is a small, beautiful play that presents us with a powerful question: are we capable of forgiveness in the face of tragedies?
"The Amish Project engages us with this challenge through the simplest of theatrical storytelling: a single actress takes the stage, and for little more than an hour she gives voice to seven people who guide us into their experience with the shooting of ten Amish girls in their schoolhouse. We are not assaulted by a re-enactment of that awful event or a conventional plot built around heroes and villains. There is no barrier between the characters and us; we are led inside their experience to "a conversation about the heart of life."  

David Connelly, Director of The Amish Project 


“Extraordinary… compelling… the play is also a remarkable piece of writing. —New York Times

The Amish Project is thought-provoking, compelling theatre…” —

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The Amish Project
by Jessica Dickey

February 10 - February 27, 2016
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
100 Auditorium Circle
San Antonio, TX, 78205

February 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20 at 8 pm

Feb 14 and 21 at 2:30 pm

Tickets $18 - $28 plus up to $7.50 in feese, available via Tobin Center, San Antonio -- click for website with purchase information

(Tobin Center parking available for purchase)