Mercury Rising

By Wisconsin playwrights Doug Holtz, Rob Matsushita, Karen McCall, Kurt McGinnis Brown, Gwendolyn Quirk, and Doug Reed.

Directed by Kelly Kriesel and Tony Trout.

Mercury Players’ first play competition results: Thanks to all who participated! The competition was open to Wisconsin Playwrights, with scripts due August 15, 2005. These short plays are creatively linked to the month of May – yes we did select one about maibock beer! Congratulations to the winners. Their six new short plays will be collectively performed as Mercury Rising:

The End Of The World, by Karen McCall

The Maibock Seduction, by Doug Reed

Crowded House, by Douglas Holtz

Lucky Numbers, by Gwendolyn Quirk

May Is A Special Time Of Year, by Rob Matsushita

March, April … June, July May Be Not, by Kurt McGinnis Brown

Produced by Mercury Players Theatre at Bartell Theatre (Evjue stage); 113 East Mifflin Street, Madison WI

Performances: May 5-20, 2006

Ticket Prices $15

Call 608-661-YoYo (608-661-9696) for reservations or more information. Tickets can be purchased online at

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