The Details

Length: 2 Hours and 20 minutes (Including Intermission)

Genre: Comedy/Drama

Age Recommendation: 15 and up. Children under 10 will not be admitted to the theatre. All patrons must have a ticket.

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October 7 -16, 2022

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AMY AND THE ORPHANS

by Lindsey Ferrentino

 

When their 85-year-old father dies, sparring siblings Maggie and Jake must face a question: How do they break the bad news to their sister Amy, who has Down syndrome and has lived in a state home for years? Along the way, the pair find out just how much they don’t know about their family and each other. It seems only Amy knows who she really is.


Amy and the Orphans
was commissioned and originally produced by Roundabout Theatre Company at the Laura Pels Theatre on March 1, 2018.

The Production Team

Lindsey Ferrentino is a New York-based playwright originally from the sunny state of Florida, where many of her plays are set. Her play Ugly Lies the Bone was a New York Times Critic Pick and played a sold-out extended run off-Broadway at Roundabout Theater Company in the Underground. Charles Isherwood in the New York Times called Lindsey “a brave playwright of dauntless conviction.”

Lindsey Ferrentino is currently under commission from South Coast Repertory, The Geffen, Roundabout Theater Company, and The National Theatre in London.


Lindsey’s other plays include Moonlight on the Bayou, Paradise Bar and Grill, Magic Man, Amy and the Orphans and Kokomo. She is the recipient of the 2015 Laurents/Hatcher Citation of Excellence, winner of the Paul Newman Drama Award, an Outer Critic’s Circle John Gassner Award nominee, and a 2015 Finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. Her work has been developed/performed at The O’Neill National Playwright’s Conference, Atlantic Theater Company, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, New York Theatre Workshop, Playwrights Horizons, 3LD Art and Technology Center, Premiere Stages, Florida Studio Theater and The Great Plains Theater Conference. Her work has been seen regionally at The Kennedy Center in DC, The Alliance Theater in Georgia, The Blank Theater in LA, and The Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. Ferrentino is a recipient of the Edward Albee Playwriting Fellowship and Residency as well as Blue Ridge Playwriting Fellowship. Her short stories have been published in New York Magazine and Aaduna Literary Magazine.

Lindsey holds a BFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, an MFA in playwriting from Hunter College, and a second master’s degree in playwriting from The Yale School of Drama.

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