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.
We are very excited to welcome The Seattle Shakespeare Company to The Merc this weekend for a touring production of Macbeth. With financial assistance from Seattle Shakespeare Company, plus one Shakespeare-passionate Friend of The Merc, this production was made possible as an extra-special add on to our regular season and we are looking forward to it.
Are you wondering what Macbeth is all about? Or do you just want to impress your friends? Well, before you come see the show, you can check out this convenient resource for a who's who and what's what of the play: Macbeth Guide. Skip forward to page 5 and learn about Shakespeare's witchy, magic, murderous, and historic Scottish play in a clear and succinct synopsis.
You may remember Terri Weagant performing her solo show The Amish Project at The Merc last year. We are fortunate to have her return to The Merc stage in the role of Lady Macbeth. She plays alongside Trevor Young Marston in the role of Macbeth. Susanna Burney, Joe Cummings, Joshua Chessin-Yudin, and Anastasia Higham round out the rest of the roles in this pared-down version of the play directed by Annie Lareau.
Saturday, May 16
$15 adults $5 Youth 18 and under
available online or at the door
doors open 30 minutes to showtime
May 22nd & 23rd
ARTS at Seattle University brings their spring production of Inge's Picnic to The Merc, May 22nd & 23rd, during Twisp's ArtWalk weekend. Directed by our own Ki Gottberg, and filled with a stellar cast of Seattle University theatre students, we expect two titillating nights of classic entertainment.
Check out the trailer for a sneak peek at what is sure to be the perfect way to celebrate ART over the Memorial Day Weekend.
Picnic is part of the Classic Deal. Click to learn more.
Tickets are available online or at the door. $15.00 adults/children 18 and under are free. Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime, all seating is general.
The Classic Deal is not available online.
Call 997-7529 or email for more info.
Come on down to The Merc for another night of live music & entertaining performances by local artists at our May Open Merc!, hosted by Marc Holm. Bring your band, bring your music, bring whatever you've got and don't forget to bring your friends!