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The Amish Project


Friday, April 21, 2017


Staircase Theatre
27 Dundurn St N
Hamilton, ON L8R 3C9

Green Light Arts presents the return of The Amish Project for a limited run in three separate Ontario cities: Kitchener, Hamilton, and St. Jacobs.

The Amish Project at The Staircase Theatre

  • Thursday April 20th @ 8pm
  • Friday April 21st @ 8pm
  • Saturday April 22nd @8pm
  • Sunday April 23rd @ 4pm

Tickets -students/seniors 16.95, general 22.60 available online  

Green Light Arts is a theatre company based in Waterloo Region. They specialize in theatrical productions, arts education programming and community building events. This show is a remount of their critically acclaimed 2014 production starring Amy Keating. The Amish Project is a fictional exploration of the 2006 Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania Amish schoolhouse shooting and the journey of forgiveness and compassion forged in its wake.

“The Amish Project Agonizingly Good… Amy Keating is simply mesmerizing” — Valerie Hill, Waterloo Region Record, Oct 2/14

“All I know is that I left the theatre feeling like life is strange and confusing and ridiculously beautiful all at once… Amy Keating, blew my mind.” — Katie Parkes, Grand Social, Sept 25/14


Carole Stuckey is trying to figure out how to put her life back together after her husband Eddie opens fire on a schoolhouse full of Amish girls, killing five and paralyzing one, before taking his own life. She feels her ‘whole being is a rotting grave’ until a remarkable thing happens: the Amish community reaches out to her. They forgive her late husband. They bring her food and sit with her. Together they work to find the strength to carry on.

Playwright Jessica Dickey offers a focused meditation on the quality of mercy as it impacts an imagined cross-section of the Pennsylvania town. This work helps guide an audience to understand, even slightly, how the choice to forgive is possible.

Actress Amy Keating returns in this tour de force performance where she plays multiple roles including the gunman, his widow, two of the young Amish victims and a pregnant Hispanic girl.

WARNING: strong language and descriptions of violence

The Amish Project
Starring Amy Keating
Directed by Matt White
Lighting Design by André du Toit
Stage Managed by Amber Archbell
Produced by Green Light Arts