How can a poor, illiterate adventurer win the heart of a privileged Pilgrim maiden?
How can love even happen in the midst of a harrowing journey across a vast ocean, with no end in sight?
Find the answers in YOUNG PILGRIMS, the play. Discover the people behind the story you thought you knew.
You think you know the Pilgrims? You’ll see them as serious and funny, smart and stupid, fearful and brave, and unlike Thanksgiving icons, as real human beings.
Best of all, you’ll find out how our adventurer succeeds in beating the odds!
2022 Production Highlights Reel
Young Pilgrims premiered in New York City at the Rave Theater Festival, August 2019. The show was acclaimed by the New York Times:
Sarah Morse, Director of the New York Mayflower Society
"Everyone we spoke to loved the play--me included. Amazing how enthralled I was...couldn't take my eyes off the actors (who were brilliant). Such a good job capturing the story of young people on the Mayflower--what they thought and what they went through. Bravo!"
V. G., Member of the New York Mayflower Society
"So proud to have seen this with my 14-year-old daughter, who thought the Pilgrims would be boring, but loved it!"
Barry Fields, New York
"One of the funniest plays I've seen in years. And very apropos for today's times."