Know Theatre Wraps its Season with 'Mercury,' a Dark Comedy about Suburban Revenge

Three storylines — a nosey neighbor, an overwrought friendship and marauding bears — converge in Portland

click to enlarge Eileen Earnest as Olive in "Mercury" - Photo: Know Theatre
Photo: Know Theatre
Eileen Earnest as Olive in "Mercury"

On Good Friday, witness the regional debut of Steve Yockey’s Mercury, a dark comedy about suburban revenge.

The production caps off Know Theatre’s 21st season, where all its performances have thematically dealt with fear.

In this play, three storylines — a nosey neighbor, an overwrought friendship and marauding bears — converge in Portland at a suspicious novelty store.

In a press release, Andrew Hungerford, Mercury’s director, called Yockey’s work, “so theatrical, so compelling and such a delightful challenge to make a reality.” Yockey will be in the Queen City April 20 to host a post-show Q&A and two playwrights’ workshops at the University of Cincinnati and Know Theatre.

April 19-May 11. $15-$25; $10 rush rickets. Know Theatre, 1120 Jackson St., Over-the-Rhine, knowtheatre.com.  

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