The Beautiful Dark

By Erik Gernand

Directed by Suzan Kurry

The eldest son of a divorced couple is expelled from college but no one knows why, until the dark and terrible secret is finally revealed: Jacob has written a play...about a mass school shooting.

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

Performances: January 23 - February 7, 2015

Performance Times: Friday-Saturday, January 23-24 @ 8:00pm
Thursday, January 29 @ 7:30pm
Friday-Saturday, January 30-31 @ 8:00pm
Sunday February 1 @ 2:00pm
Thursday, February 5 @ 7:30pm
Friday-Saturday, February 6-7 @ 8:00pm

Ticket Prices: $20 General Admission $18 Students & Seniors available at

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Auditions will be held at the MercLab, 930 Fair Oaks Avenue (East Washington @ Fair Oaks, behind Broadway Tire) on THURSDAY, November 13th @ 7pm and on SATURDAY, November 15th @ 1:00pm. Auditioners will read selected scenes from the script; no other preparation is necessary. Audition material will be available for perusal one week prior to the auditions; please contact the producer, Bonnie Balke, at Please indicate which role you are interested in reading.

6 roles are available:
NANCY: 40s, female, a high school principal
TOM: 40s, male, Nancy's ex-husband, a cop
JACOB: 18, male, Nancy & Tom's eldest son
CHARLIE: 13, male, Nancy & Tom's youngest son
SYDNEY: 18, female, a college student
MR. MARSH: 60s, male, a teacher at Nancy's school