By Neil LaBute

Directed by Rob Matsushita

Neil LaBute, writer and director of the movies In the Company of Men and Your Friends and Neighbors, brings us three stories. Each one is about a separate act of violence committed by the tellers, all of whom are "just plain folks." Fascinating, compelling, and creepy."It's as though characters from Ozzie and Harriet had suddenly pulled a shiv on you." -- Ben Brantley, The New York Times

Bash is a collection of three dark, disturbing, and brutal one-acts, starring Buck Hakes, John Varda, Amy Lewis, and Heather Stickeler.

"Iphegenia In Orem": A Utah businessman confides in a stranger in a Las Vegas hotel room.

"A Gaggle Of Saints": A young Mormon couple separately recounts an anniversary weekend in New York City. One story is nice. The other isn't. Not at all.

"Medea Redux": A woman's complex and ultimately tragic relationship with her junior high school English teacher.

NOTE: For mature audiences only

Produced by Mercury Players at the Bartell Theatre, 113 E. Mifflin Street, Madison, WI

Performances: April 3-19, 2003

Thurs.-Fri., 7:30 pm
Sat., 7:30 pm and 10 pm

Tix: $10 Thursdays, $12 all other shows. For ticket reservations: 608-242-0150.

Advance tickets $2 off at Bongo Video, 2733 Atwood Ave.