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4 MERCY: Friendly Fires


Four new short plays

written by Susan Jackson**  

Photo by Eric Nelson
Pictured: (l to r) Diana Brown as Rhonda, Susan Jackson as Beth and Adrienne Krug as Sylvie in ADOPT A HIGHWAY from 4 MERCY: Friendly Fires

Directed by Diana Brown, Stephen Drewes*,
Susan Jackson and Ann Thomas

"Playwright Jackson zooms in on the perfect moment in a life to pinpoint and flesh out.”
-Tom W. Kelly, San Francisco Bay Times

*BATCC award--Director; **BATCC award-- Playwright

After our sold-out run of 4GIVENESS: In a Family Way, the Southern Railroad Theatre Company returns to the Royce Gallery this September to present award winning playwright, Susan Jackson's latest additions to her Southern Universe, four new short plays united under the theme of Mercy.
 4 MERCY: Friendly Fires presents a new installment to our good ol' Southern soap opera, where everyone is related by blood or marriage, where dogs rule, where road trips and backyards reveal more than just weeds----and where mercy can be found.

The plays:

Crazy Lacy, Nandy, Peaches, and Salacious come together in a "cometojesusmercymeeting" to determine just who ends up with whom.
Directed by Stephen Drewes

Salacious's soft side contrasts with his ambition as he prepares to pick up his bigamist Daddy.
Directed by Diana Brown

 Three friends traveling three hours learn more than just three secrets; some are better left unspoken, especially when facing the law.
Directed by Ann Thomas

Presents a different perspective on terminal illness, seen through the eyes of two friends; what price, friendship?
Directed by Ann Thomas

FOR I AM NOT BREAKING, part 3 (Mercy/Merci):
Socialite Marion Peallin, against her lawyer's advice, writes a letter to her soon-to-be-ex, bigamist husband; will he let her keep the one thing she wants?
Directed by Stephen Drewes

Nandy and Salacious, FORMER LOVERS, face-off with which opponent (Peaches or Salacious) deserves to be the next Mayor of Beaver Dam.
Directed by Susan Jackson

2901 Mariposa Street @ Harrison

WHEN: (6 Performances Only) Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Thursday, September 8 & 15
Friday, September 9 & 16
Saturday, September 10 & 17
All shows at 8 PM (doors open @ 7:30 PM)

Complimentary wine, coffee, water and snacks provided by Royce Gallery

 For tickets and information:

Brown Paper Tickets 24/7 hotline: 1-800-838-3006          

 For more information call: 415-505-2151 or

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