$15 - $20
Dec 1st-2nd @ 7:30 pm
Dec 3rd @ 5 pm
Dec 9th- @ 7:30 pm
Dec 10th @ 5 PM
Dec 15th- 16th @ 7:30 pm
Dec 17th 5 pm
Dec 22nd - 23rd @ 7:30 pm
A reimagining of A Christmas Carol. An artist, famous for their Christmas-themed paintings, tries something different and has a show during the holiday season. It is not well-received. They fall into a tailspin heading back into their studio hoping to discover the true spirit of joy. They are visited by three artists of the Christmas spirit, including Norman Rockwell, Little Drummer Boy and Brutus the robot.
THE ARTIST - Andrew Zuccari
THE MANAGER - David Wysocki
SIGNIFICANT OTHER - Danielle Burning
MR. COMMERCIALISM - Eric Mowery
LITTLE DRUMMER BOY - Ian Michalski
NORMAN ROCKWELL - Rick Lattimer
Directed by Eric Mowery
Throughout the past 15 seasons, ART/WNY has highlighted local playwrights through a one-act showcase in which works submitted were influence by a specific musician or a band. These works are incorporated into a broader narrative that weaves these one-acts together.
MERCY SEAT now follows the same artistic vision by highlighting the music of Nick Cave through well-crafted works submitted by regional artists.
The background of MERCY SEAT is a tent revival in which souls entering the revival seek redemption, forgiveness, understanding and all other elements found in Nick Cave's narrative and lyrical music. Works must be geared to interact with other pieces submitted including intro & outros of the scene. Leading the revival will be a wild-eyed, brimstone and fire Preacher who, with his choir, will determine the outcome of each poor soul.
“Rust & Redemption: Requiem for a Buffalo Grunge Band”
By J Snodgrass.
Directed by Matthew LaChiusa
Sarah Emmerling as 'Silvia" -
Suzanne Hibbard as 'Angie'
Cameron Kogut as 'Nick'
Charles McGregor as 'Russ'
Monish Bhattacharyya as 'Bartender'