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The Mercy Seat

by Neil LaBute

What our patrons are saying about "The Mercy Seat"...

I had the pleasure of witnessing an amazing piece of artwork tonight. Amarillo Little Theatre's production of The Mercy Seat is absolutely phenominal and so raw! I experienced every emotion possible...so amazing!

Ronnie Brockett ~ Amarillo 

I had the privilege of being part of the audience to view Amarillo Little Theatres Adventure Spaces production of The Mercy Seat last night! Heather Jones Manderson and Stephen Crandall gave riveting performances of a couple caught in affair during 9/11/01! I stopped breathing several times, had my heart broken remembering affairs of my past, and was drawn in to their lives! I relieved the tension while crying on my way home!!! Another amazing show, due in part to the direction of Allen Shankles!!!

Scott Royster ~ Amarillo

Powerful, fearless, intense, riveting...just a few adjectives applicable to the performances of Heather Jones Manderson and Stephen Crandall in ALT's The Mercy Seat. 2 hours, no intermission, non stop intensity, and these two professionals never let off the accelerator. Love watching passionate artists at work! 

Cindi Bulla ~ Amarillo

Everyone knows how much I love a big musical, but after seeing Heather Jones Manderson and Stephen Crandall tonight in ALT's Mercy Seat, nothing could get much better!! Amarillo is lucky to have the Adventure Space and the honest, raw, truthful storytelling of these two phenomenal actors. Thank you and congratulations cast and crew!! Wonderful night at the theatre!!

Laura Worsham ~ Amarillo 

Acting at its best is simply telling the truth. White-knuckled cut-you-to-the-soul truth. Heather Manderson and Stephen Crandall told a helluva lot of truth tonight. Go see "The Mercy Seat" at the Amarillo Little Theatre's Adventure Space.

Terri Wilson ~ Amarillo 

Go see The Mercy Seat at The Amarillo Little Theatre. It's intensely beautiful.

Bianka Torres ~ Amarillo 

The Mercy Seat makes for provocative theatre - sharp, compelling and more than a little chilling... 

Amarillo Little Theatre is very proud to present the highly acclaimed play The Mercy Seat as the second Adventure Space production of the season.

In a time of national tragedy, the world changes overnight. On September 12, 2001, Ben Harcourt finds himself in the downtown apartment of his lover, who also happens to be his boss. His endlessly ringing cell phone haunts their conversation as they explore the choices now available to them in an existence different from the one they knew just the day before. Will Ben let his family know he is alive, or will he and Abby take this chance to create a new life for themselves? ALT audiences will be spellbound by this terrific new play.

ALT has cast a brilliant duo for this production. It includes ALT veteran actress, Heather Manderson and WTAMU Professor of Theatre Stephen Crandall. Allen Shankles is Artistic Director with Kim Shreffler as Assistant to the Director.

Don’t miss the Hastings’ Ovation Series Talk Back event on Sunday, November 8, immediately following the show.

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Performance Dates:

  • November 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14
    @ 8:00 pm
  • November 8 & 15    
    @ 2:30 pm

Performance location
ALT Adventure Space
2751 Civic Circle

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Rated - R for language 


Hastings' Entertainment

Sponsored by:

  • Bob Huddleston
  • Chuck & Melody Alexander
  • Jerry & Margaret Hodge
  • Jim Kemp & Whitney Kelly
  • Linda Pope
  • Minnie Venable
  • Pam Webb