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Mercy Killers

Taylor Little Theatre

Thursday, October 02, 2014 - 7:30 pm

“this one man tour de force…is a wonderfully executed piece of political theatre.. one man theatre at its very best and is something the fringe should embrace with gusto..” – Broadway Babies

Joe loves apple pie, Rush Limbaugh, the Fourth of July and his wife, Jane. He is blue-collar, corn-fed, made in the USA and proud, but when his uninsured wife is diagnosed with cancer, his patriotic feelings and passion for the ethos of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are turned upside down. In Mercy Killers, a new one-man play, Joe struggles with the uniquely American experience of losing your health in the land of plenty.

Writer/director and Julliard graduate Michael Milligan has brought the relatable story that lives within Mercy Killers to life in a theatrical form deserving of its title of 2013 Fringe First Award Winner at the renowned Edinburg Fringe Festival in Scotland, UK. Milligan has appeared on the Broadway stage as Little Charles in August: Osage County and De Bries in La Bete. In addition to his Broadway career, Milligan has performed at the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Guthrie Theatre and the famous Folger Theatre in Washington D.C.

Stay after! A panel of public health faculty and regional professionals will sit down for a panel discussion with playwright and actor, Michael Milligan, for a conversation on the importance on this riviting piece of theatre.

The 14-15 Season is sponsored by Cumulus Media

This event is being gifted in memory of Charlene M. Tanner by her loving partner Doris Cipolla. Because of their shared interests in social justice, peace and the environment, it is hoped that this program will inspire other to help create a healing environment for the world.

Ticket Prices:
All tickets: FREE

This performance is not part of the subscription package. Visit the box office to see a seating chart.

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