About The Play
YOU THINK YOU KNOW THE PILGRIMS?
Isn’t it awful to sit around with your family with nowhere to go, watching dumb TV shows? You can’t go to the theater, but the theater can come to you! How about…
A romantic comedy...
...about the Pilgrims
That’s right—the Pilgrims!
Young Pilgrims is an unconventional new play THAT WILL TICKLE YOUR FUNNY-BONE, WHILE MAKING YOU AN ELITE KNOW-IT-ALL ABOUT AMERICA’S ORIGIN STORY.
YOUNG PILGRIMS premiered Off-Broadway in 2019 at the Rave Theater Festival, where it received a “rave” review from the New York Times.
You can stream it or buy a DVD, and if by some strange chance you’re disappointed, you have a money-back guarantee.
NOTE FROM THE PLAYWRIGHT
I wrote Young Pilgrims when I learned that my husband and daughter were descendants of a carpenter—an illiterate young man named John Alden, who came over on the Mayflower. I became fascinated with “the Pilgrims,” a group of people who never called themselves by that name. It was amazing how in America today, we only know the stereotypes and cliches: Plymouth Rock, the Puritan clothes, the First Thanksgiving.
The Pilgrims were real people. They felt despair and love and hope. They were incredibly courageous. I liken their voyage to the first trip to Mars, with passengers who aren’t sure their spaceship will reach the planet.
Most Americans know nothing about the young people on the Mayflower. My story, which is based on real events, shows Alden and his friends in their day-to-day activities, which were not that different from young people today. They didn’t have cell phones, but they had fun and fell in love--all during an historic, world-changing event. And most of them did not wear black.
Sydney Blake, January, 2021