Mercer University Theatre
Mercer Theatre is open to all students with an interest in participating in the production of one or more plays during the academic year. We usually mount four productions each year in our two theatre spaces, the Backdoor Theatre and The Grand Opera House. Students are encouraged to take on responsibilities usually available only at the graduate level. Qualified students have directed; designed sets, lights, costumes and makeup; and choreographed main stage productions. Students have the opportunity to work with visiting professional artists periodically. For more information, contact:
Director of Theatre Programs, Marian Zielinski
Director of Theatre, Scot J. Mann
Zack Broome, Technical Director
Shelley Kuhen, Costumer
Tartuffe Tartuffe is a comedy about religious hypocrisy, seduction, and greed, so modern audiences should be able to relate to this 17th-‐century work by Molière (pen name for Jean-‐Baptiste Poquelin). Written originally in French, this production is based on the English translation by Richard Wilbur.
by Vladimir Volkoff
An engaging journey through time and the afterlife, Love Kills is a witty play with plenty of plot twists and a dash of the metaphysical. The production will be held as a part of the colloquium on the writings of Vladimir Volkoff to be held in celebration of the opening of the Volkoff Archive at the Jack Tarver Library on Mercer's Macon Campus.
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
by Tom Stoppard * Adaptation by Christopher Hampton
A play by Academy Award winner Tom Stoppard focused on two of Shakespeare's minor characters from Hamlet. This play satirizes what is possibly the western world's greatest so well that it has become a hilarious staple of the western canon on its own.
Picasso at the Lapin Agile
by Steve Martin
The final production of the season is arguably Steve Martin's funniest play. Presented in April, this magical tale brings Elvis back from the dead while demonstrating that art and science are really quite similar. When Picasso and Einstein end up in the same bar, anything is possible.
All tickets $5 General Admission
For tickets, reservations, and information, please call:
478.301.2974 (M-F, 9am-5pm)
478.207.4170 (Evenings and weekends)
All Performances in the Backdoor Theatre located behind Willingham Auditorium.