Three weeks have zipped by, and I can't believe that we begin previews for Adam Szymkowicz's "Mercy" tonight! It has been a joy to work with this cast on such an intimate play. "Mercy" tells the story of Orville, a man who has lost his wife to a drunk driver and is having difficulty coping and connecting to his infant daughter. When he runs into the man who killed his wife, his world goes even more off-kilter. Will he succumb to his demons or be persuaded by his dad or his boss to return to the land of the living?
I play the boss, Brenda, who has some interesting ideas about persuasion. The role has been a ton of fun and allowed me to explore many aspects of my own persuasive nature. I've also been lucky in my scene partner, Jacob Ware, who is wonderful as Orville.
"Mercy" runs at New Jersey Repertory Company until July 15th. Tickets can be purchased here. Did I mention that the theater is blocks from the beach? Come for a day of sun and drama!