Three stories cross outside of Portland, OR in a pitch black comedy with an illicit affair, a couple hanging on by a thread, bears at the window, the worst curiosity shop on the west coast, and an adorable missing dog named Mr Bundles. No one's happy, people stop being nice, and blood spills. This mash up of myth, missing empathy, and "good neighbors" explores what happens when the mercury rises.
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  • Emma Goldman-Sherman:
    28 Feb. 2019
    BRILLIANT! The fabulous intensity of the characters' desires struck me from the start and gripped me beginning to end top to tail, back to front. A marvel of an oddity of a theatrical event that strikes honest emotional chords even as it thrills!
  • Shea King:
    25 Feb. 2018
    Yet another beautiful and fantastical play. Steve has incredible skill to take imaginations to far away places while making the reality of the situations hit you right in the heart. This play reminds me of the power of the theatre and how magical this work really is. This play is gripping and honors pure theatricality.
  • Ron May:
    19 Dec. 2017
    steve has long been an audience favorite at stray cat theatre - but MERCURY seems to have landed in many patrons' minds as their all-time favorite. wild, twisted, wickedly funny, full of one genuine "gasp-out-loud" surprise after another - hearing the series of escalating reactions from our audiences night after night was exhilarating. blood, bears...and a total blast.

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