“Without Mercy” to open in San Francisco

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My family drama, “Without Mercy” will premiere at the Phoenix Theatre in San Francisco, February 24 – March 25, 2017.

It is being presented by the award-winning Off Broadway West Theatre Company.

Directed by Richard Harder
Performed by Sylvia Kratins (Joanna), Niki Yapo-Held (Bethany), and Ian Walker (Sam), with David Skillman (Sam/alternate)

Learning that her missing daughter has been murdered, an anguished mother battles her surviving daughter to make sure the killer receives the death penalty. Their clash of deep-seated beliefs causes long-held resentments to erupt around the family’s tragedy. Their legal advocate swears he’s neutral, but his actions contradict his claim. Challenged by a terrible trade-off, the three struggle to reach a resolution.

Get tickets at this link.

This play was written at the Arts Letters + Numbers artists residency in Averill Park, NY, and was developed at Central Works Writers Workshop. We just went through a difficult election and voted as a state to speed up the executions of those condemned to death in our state, so the subject matter is, unfortunately, timely. This is the first play I’ve ever written that’s an intentional drama.