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Theatre Productions

Mercy academy presents: our town
thursday, April 20 - Sunday, OCTOBER 23

Thursday, Friday & Saturday: 7:00 p.m.
Sunday: 2:00 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased through OnTheStage. $12 for students and seniors | $15 for adults.
 


 

This edition of the play differs only slightly from previous acting editions, yet it presents Our Town as Thornton Wilder wished it to be performed. Described by Edward Albee as “the greatest American play ever written,” Our Town presents the small town of Grover’s Corners in three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage” and “Death and Eternity.” Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, the play depicts the simple daily lives of the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry, and eventually – in one of the most famous scenes in American theatre – die. Thornton Wilder's final word on how he wanted his play performed is an invaluable addition to the American stage and to the libraries of theatre lovers internationally.

 


 

Mercy's nationally recognized theatre program has opportunities for all students: those who wish to be on the stage and those who prefer to work on the technical side behind the scenes. With three shows a year, students have the opportunity to act, produce the lighting and sound, play in a live orchestra pits during musicals, create costumes and design make-up, build the set and so much more! 

Those who wish to delve deeply into theatre can join our Thespian Society. There are opportunities to participate in state and national performances. Mercy Theatre received all superior ratings and passed onto the International Thespian Festival with the production of Señora Tortuga, a bi-lingual musical where students and staff created original music. Students have also received superior ratings in individual acting events at the state and national level.

There are also opportunities for international travel as Mercy Theater has been accepted to American High School Theatre Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland twice! Most recently, they performed a devise piece entitled, Mercy Me, at The Fringe Festival. This piece was an original script that portrayed the critical concerns of the Sisters of Mercy.

Opportunities for growth continue with masterclasses with top professionals in the field and service opportunities in local elementary schools. Experience is not required to get started in Mercy Theatre and all are encouraged to join.

Click here to learn more about our theatre program.

If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Simmons, Theatre Director.