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Mercy

Mark Scarpelli and Dan Kehde's new musical drama

Come join us as we premiere yet another major new work by Mark Scarpelli and Dan Kehde. A huge set, incredible voices and an outstanding new score is sure to make this an evening of theater that you won’t soon forget!

8 pm February 11-13, 18-20

2 pm February 21

West Virginia State University Capitol Center Theater

123 Summer Street, Charleston.

$8.00 Student/Senior  $15.00 Adult



     The people of Salem Village blame witchcraft and devilry for the fall from grace that led to Indian attacks, starvation and illness. In a charged atmosphere fueled by religious fervor and puritan intolerance, Mercy Lewis, a teenager scarred by the memory of the torture and death of her parents at the hands of the Wabanaki tribesmen, lures the children of Salem into her tangled web of lies and hallucinations. Suspicions of witchcraft bloom into accusations, investigations and, finally, condemnations as mass hysteria envelops the town and no one, no one except Mercy and the children, is safe from the hangman’s noose.

     A large, very talented, multi- generational cast under the direction of librettist Dan Kehde, become members of this troubled community. A ten piece orchestra under the direction of composer Mark Scarpelli accompanies, with additional orchestral arrangements by Eli Chambers. Nationally renown dancer and choreographer Rob Royce choreographs.  

2015 Cast of Mercy

Mercy Lewis...Haley Lambert

Tituba...Erin Martin

Martha Corey...Tanya Dillon Page

Ann Putnam Jr...Grace Javins

Betty Parris...Afton Myers

Abigail Williams...Genevieve Ireland

Mary Warren...Devin Elliot

Elizabeth Parris...Shelbi Clark

Ann Putnam Sr...Kim Javins

Sara Good...Maddy Gourevitch

Betty Osborne...Sheila Jarrett

Elizabeth Proctor...Jessica Hypes

Rebecca Nurse...Kat Johnson

Bridget Bishop...Leah Draper

Church Woman 1...Elsa Colston

Mama Lewis, Church Woman 2...Bobbi Hess

Rev Parris...Jonathan Tucker

Thomas Putnam...Matthew Connelly

George Burroughs...Aaron Stull

Judge Corwin...Logan Umlor

Judge Hathorne...Brett Smith

John Proctor...Nik Tidquist

Papa Lewis, Rev Lawson...Joe Pauley

Dr. Griggs...Lee Armstead

Cheever...Angel Gandee

Giles Corey...Bill Rainey

Lil One 1... Sara Jo Bender...

Lil One 2 ...Abby Pauley...

Teen accuser 1... Avery Page...

Teen accuser 2... Brooke Huffman...

Teen accuser 3... Sarah Smith...

Teen accuser 4... Sophia Mallory...

Teen accuser 5... Amanda Skidmore...

Teen accuser 6 ...Emma Starcher...

Alice Booth...Ashley Moore

Mary Walcott...Winter Wilcox

Rose Foster...Kayla Skidmore

Betty Hubbard...Siercia O’Brien

Abigail Martin...Faith King