Twilight Bowl

By Rebecca Gilman

Directed by Juli Johnson

After graduating from a small Wisconsin high school, Sam is heading to college on a bowling scholarship—but her cousin Jaycee’s future isn’t looking as bright: In the bar of their local bowling alley, Sam and a few friends attempt to celebrate Jaycee’s last night in town before she goes to prison! This very real group of young women struggle with the pressure to “make something” of themselves while navigating their own and one another’s evolutions. As they face adulthood, the bowling alley becomes a place to celebrate triumphs, confront challenges, and forge new identities. Twilight Bowl questions the blueprint for a successful life and embraces the unknown of the road ahead.

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

Performances: March 22 - April 6, 2024

Performance Times:
Fri, Mar 22nd - 8:00pm
Sat, Mar 23rd - 8:00pm
Thu, Mar 28th - 8:00pm
Fri, Mar 29th - 8:00pm
Sat, Mar 30th - 8:00pm
Sun, Mar 31st - 2:00pm
Thu, Apr 4th - 8:00pm
Fri, Apr 5th - 8:00pm
Sat, Apr 6th - 2:00pm

Ticket Prices: $25, $20 students/seniors. Tickets may be purchased online at

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

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Auditions will be held at the Bartell Theatre, 113 E Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703.

Audition Time & Dates: 7 pm, Jan 29, & 7 pm, Tues, Jan 30.

Please arrive up to 15 minutes early, to fill out an audition form & conflict calendar. You will be doing cold reads of sides, no preparation required.

Characters: All are female or female presenting. Any and all races.
Sam: 18
Jaycee: 22
Clarice: 22
Sharlene: 19
Brielle: 21
Maddy: 19

Also looking for a Stage Manager, & have room for other staff/crew. If you'd like a non-acting role in this production, or you have other questions, please reach out to: Mercury Players' Producer, Matt Franklinson, at, or on Facebook (Franklinson); or the Director, Juli Johnson, at

Note performances dates elsewhere in this post.
Tickets may be purchased online at
Thank you for your consideration!