By Betty Diamond * Buck Hakes * Philip Heckman * Holly Walter Kerby * Marty Mulhern * Christian Neuhaus * Doug Reed
Directed by Betty Diamond
"The Mercury Players Field Trip with the Gods"--Seven original plays based on ancient myth, by seven local playwrights
- Zeus and Hera as a modern "power couple"
- Hercules as a middle-aged heroine
- Persephone's life in the Underworld
- Castor and Pollux as major-league pitchers
- Damon, Pythias, and Queen Victoria
- Medusa in love
- Oedipus and the Sphinx ... and her mother
That's what seven local playwrights did. They each picked a mythological story or figure, and let their imaginations go. The result is GOTTERDRAMA-RAMA, Mercury Players' romp with gods, mortals, and monsters from ancient to modern times. An all-star cast of longtime Madison actors will be bringing these original comedies and dramas to life, under the direction of Betty Diamond.
The cast: Liz Angle * Craig Hudson * Judy Kimball * Ray Olderman * Peggy
Rosin * John Sable * Marcy Weiland * Sarah Whelan * Sam White
Check out pictures from the production!
Produced by Mercury Players Theatre at Bartell Theatre, 113 E. Mifflin St.
Performances: February 6-21, 2004
Feb. 6-8, 12-15, 19-21, Thursdays 7:30, Fridays & Saturdays 8:00, Sundays 2:00
Ticket Prices: $12 Thursdays, $15 all other performances
Call 608-242-0150 for reservations or more information.