‘Amish Project’ examines forgiveness within tragedy

  • Denver native Lindsey Pierce plays seven different characters in the one-act play “The Amish Project,” a fictionalized exploration of a mass shooting at an Pennsylvania school in 2006. The Wright Opera House hosts the production for four days starting tonight, Nov. 5. Photo courtesy John Kissingford
    Denver native Lindsey Pierce plays seven different characters in the one-act play “The Amish Project,” a fictionalized exploration of a mass shooting at an Pennsylvania school in 2006. The Wright Opera House hosts the production for four days starting tonight, Nov. 5. Photo courtesy John Kissingford
For Kate Kissingford, there was some hesitation. Hesitation, generally, about whether indoor live theater should be held at all in the long shadow of COVID-19. Hesitation, specifically, about whether this was the right time to put on a play inspired by the killing of five girls in a hostage-taking event at an Amish school in in 2006. But the Wright Opera House, with the help of public health…

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