Coyote Moon

By Samuel D. White

Directed by David Pausch

Frank hates his life: he lost his job, his pregnant girlfriend’s marrying another guy, and he's pretty sure he is going to turn into a “were-coyote” when the full moon comes up tonight. Maybe the best thing to do is lock a tow chain around his neck… but then again… maybe not. Young Frank’s mom, his former fiancée, his neighbors and friends all gather to witness (and perhaps, enjoy) his growing distress as moon-rise draws nigh. Coyote Moon: a trickster love story with a small-town tavern, Eddie Arnold, the full moon, a touch of the supernatural – and a whole lot of beer.

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

Performances: April 8-23, 2016

Performance Times:
Friday–Saturday, April 8–9 @ 8:00pm
Thursday, April 14 @ 7:30pm
Friday–Saturday, April 15–16 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, April 17 @ 4:00pm
Thursday, April 21 @ 7:30pm
Friday, April 22 @ 8:00pm
Saturday, April 23 @ 4:00pm (NO evening performance on 4/23)

Ticket Prices: General Admission $20 Student & Seniors $18 Special $15 tickets for either Thursday show and the Sunday (4/17) matinee

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

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Auditions are from 6:30 to 8:30pm at the Bartell in the Evjue space.

Auditions are by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Actors will read from the script and have a brief interview with the director; please be prepared to provide all conflicts from February 21–April 23. A resume and headshot are strongly encouraged but not required. Please email director David Pausch at to reserve your audition time or to get a copy of the script or audition sides. Rehearsals begin February 21, 2016.

There are 5 roles available: 3 men and 2 women

•Jenny (19-ish) Very pregnant. Originally “not from around here.” Traces of her early, more urbane life still linger: piercings, colored hair, a tattoo or two.

•Barb (40-ish) Owner and proprietor of Happy Corners Tavern. A tough, wizened broad.

•Frank (21-ish) Barb’s son. Jenny’s boyfriend. Father of the bundle. Crazy man.

•Pete (Age indeterminate) The classic local tavern fixture. Sage, or souse?

•Alden (30-ish) A local "hardware magnate.” A handsome, eligible bachelor.