A Glimmer of Hope

By Robert Helfinstine

Directed by Robert Helfinstine

An anxiety-ridden young woman decides to try LSD for the first time in the company of her closest, most supportive friends. They react to the drug – and each other – revealing their innermost thoughts, fears, and dreams.

Produced by Mercury Players Theater at Bartell Theatre's Evjue Stage, 113 E. Mifflin St., Madison

Performances: May 24 - June 8, 2019

Performance Times:
Friday–Saturday May 24–25 @ 8:00pm
Thursday–Friday May 30–31 @ 8:00pm
Saturday June 1 @ 8:00pm
Sunday June 2 @ 4:00pm
Thursday–Friday June 6–7 @ 8:00pm
Saturday June 8 @ 4:00pm

Ticket Prices: $15

Call 608-661-9696 for reservations or more information.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Monday–Tuesday, March 11–12 @ 7:00pm each evening

At the MercLab, 930 North Fair Oaks Avenue
(East Washington at Fair Oaks, behind Roadway Tire)

Roles available:

HOPE (Female, 20s) – Anxiety-ridden, looking for inspiration for a story to write, she has decided to try LSD for the first time.

ERIC (Male, 20s) – Leader of the group, seeks to provide Hope with a great first experience while keeping his guests entertained. He has a definite flair for the dramatic.

LUCAS (Male, 20s) – A lovable goofball that lives in the moment, he is more clever than he lets on. Extremely imaginative.

ANNA (Female, 20s) Uptight and sassy with a sharp wit, she likes to give her friends shit. Uses this experience as an escape from her busy life.

All roles are open. Actors in the roles of Hope and Eric must be able to move well.

At auditions, actors will do cold readings from the script. No advance preparation is necessary.

At auditions, please be prepared to provide all conflicts from March 11–June 8, 2019.

Rehearsals will begin in mid-to-late March and will generally run four evenings each week from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Specific days for rehearsal will be determined based on actor availability and preferences.