“A Question of Mercy” at The Black Box Arts Center
Contemplating life and death. Contemporary drama with a compelling question heats up Princess Street.
Anthony is suffering from AIDS, and his partner is anxious to help relieve his suffering. But is what Anthony asks of him more than he is prepared to do?
A Question of Mercy explores the controversial and emotional issues surrounding a suffering man and his desire to end his life on his own terms. Award-winning author David Rabe has woven a passionate story of four people confronted with the reality of a loved one’s fight with death, and a compelling event that poses the question: “What would you do?”
“Local audiences are by now used our presenting pieces that are not the standard community theater fare. This play is no different. Without proselytizing, the playwright skillfully presents a dilemma and challenges members of the audience to consider what they might do in the same circumstances. I enjoy presenting works of art that engage people to consider all sides of an issue. It’s one of the things art does best.” ~ Laura Richards Bakin, Artistic and Managing Director.
A Question of Mercy represents the final play in the Black Box Arts Center’s 2017-2018 regular season. They will be announcing their 2018-2019 season later this month.
A Question of Mercy
Directed by Glenn Frail. Featuring Bill Taylor, Homer Speaker, Earl Hairston, Phil Bakin, Lois Spreen, Art Hanson, and John Michael Rolnick
Opening April 13, 2018 and playing for two weekends.
The Black Box Arts Center, 113 S. Princess Street, Shepherdstown, West Virginia
$10 to $18 Tickets available at blackboxartscenter.org