Know Theatre of Cincinnati



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.

This delightfully dark play from Steve Yockey, the author of Heavier Than… and The Fisherman’s Wife, is the second of his planetary plays, a followup to 2013’s Pluto.

10 words or less: A comedy where revenge is a dish best served bloody.
Rated: R.





    Creative Team

    direction, scenic & lighting design by Andrew Hungerford
    costume design by Noelle Johnston
    sound & video design by Douglas Borntrager
    Prop Design by Becca Armstrong
    Specialty Prop Design by Brandon Johnston
    Fight Direction by Jonn Baca


    Andrew Ian Adams as Brian
    James Creque as Nick
    Eileen Earnest as Olive
    Elizabeth Chinn Molloy as Heather
    Robyn Novak as Pamela
    Patrick Earl Phillips* as “Sam”
    Tess Talbot as Alicia

    *Appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association under a Special Appearance Agreement.



    Know Theatre’s ‘Mercury’ is Bloody Funny and Truly Bizarre – Critic’s Pick – Harper Lee, CityBeat

    Production Sponsors

    Design Sponsor
    Travis McElroy