Our Artistic Director, Ki Gottberg, is also a professor of theatre as well as the department Chair in the Department of Performing Arts and Arts Leadership at Seattle University. This weekend, she brings her student production on tour from SU to The Merc for two nights of William Inge's Picnic.
In this classic play, family relationships give way to upheaval and raw passion when a beefy drifter rolls into town on the freight train that passes through a 1950's small town in Kansas. All the action takes place on Labor Day, as everyone readies for the town picnic in the last gasp of summer. Watch the trailer from the Seattle performances to get a glimpse of the captivating ideas and actions that are as true today as they were in 1953 when the play first premiered.
May 22nd & 23rd
$15.00 Adults, children 18 and under free
Buy tickets here
or purchase at the door.
Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime.
The Twisp Art Walk also takes place in town on Saturday from noon to 4:00. Join us in the theater for Merc Memories, an exhibit in our gallery space that features photos, costumes, posters, t-shirts, and other memorabilia from our long history of productions at The Merc. You may even find an artifact to take home. Enjoy the exhibit along with concessions, face painting, sidewalk chalk for kids, and other fun activities while Glover Street and Twispworks bustle with art and activity.