You may have noticed that at the moment we are diving deep into Shakespeare. Don't be afraid! Shakespeare is awesome! I might be an English teacher that will never let go...but really, if you digest it the way we like to offer it - Shakespeare is fun, entertaining, totally understandable, and not to be missed at The Merc. Trust us...you'll love it.
Our Shakespeare fever got started with the raucous cowboy-themed version of Twelfth Night that we offered last summer. It was a great production full of confused identity, bawdy jokes, and scheming tricksters. Classic, laugh-out-loud Shakespeare that audiences enjoyed.
Then, along came another Classic opportunity. Director Rod Molzahn is a stellar, award-winning performer himself. He brings Shakespeare to life onstage in a one man show he created called A Visit with Will. In the midst of directing our children's show, he agreed to a benefit performance for one night only at The Merc. Join us February 13th at 7:00 PM to see him in action as The Bard.
What could possibly be next? Another Classic opportunity. This spring at Seattle University, where she is the Theatre Department Chair, Ki is directing a production of Picnic, the classic play by Inge (Bus Stop & Splendor in the Grass). Through a generous grant from Seattle University, Ki will bring the production on tour to The Merc's stage. We are very excited for yet another opportunity to present a theatre classic to our friends and audiences. Picnic will be onstage Friday and Saturday, May 22nd and 23rd to round out the Memorial Day Weekend festivities.
See ya at The Merc!