The Blitz

From Pen to Stage in 24 Hours

For the fifth year, Mercury Players Theatre presents the "Blitz," eight short plays that are literally created overnight. At 8 pm on Friday, eight writers gather to draw their play titles from a hat. Cloistered together at the Bartell Theatre, they write into the night. At 8 am on Saturday, they turn their scripts over to the directors, designers, and actors. In one day, the show is staged, props and costumes found, lines learned. Only one thing is certain: The curtain goes up on Saturday at 8 pm. Don't miss this one-of-a-kind, one-night-only, once a year lightning bolt of a theater experience: Mercury Players' BLITZ V!

Produced by Mercury Players Theatre at the Bartell Theatre, 113 E. Mifflin Street

Performances: July 10-17, 2004

WHEN: Saturday, July 10 and Saturday, July 17 at 8 pm
[NOTE: two completely different shows]

TICKETS: $10 at the door only. No advance reservations.

Call 608-661-YOYO for more information.