Stock photo of an Amish schoolhouse in a field with trees in fall colors in the background.

The Amish Project

By Jessica Dickey

The Amish Project is a fictional exploration of the Amish schoolhouse shootings that took place in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania on October 2, 2006. The play, featuring eight gifted local actors, explores the aftermath of this tragic event and the path to forgiveness forged by the community. Directed by John Gancar (1776, The Crucible), the production includes many Fall Festival veterans.

The Fall Festival of the Arts will host a talkback facilitated by a Berks County religious leader. The discussion will expand on the theme of forgiveness as it relates to the story of The Amish Project and in our own lives.

**Note: In accordance with CDC guidance, face coverings will be required at all 2021 Fall Festival Events**

Performance Schedule

September 17 | 7:30 PM
Talkback by Reverend Megan Huesgen, Immanuel UCC

September 18 | 7:30 PM
Talkback by Pastor Steve Ohnsman, Calvary UCC

September 19 | 3:00 PM
Talkback by Rabbi Brian J Michelson, Reform Congregation Oheb Sholom

Ticket Information

$20 Adults | $10 Children
All Seats General Admission


WCR Center for the Arts
140 N. 5th Street | Reading, PA 19601