Rapture, Blister, Burn

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Thur, Sept 24, 7:30pm
Fri, Sept 25, 8pm
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Sun, Sept 27, 4pm

Thur, Oct 1, 7:30pm
Fri, Oct 2, 8pm
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Rapture, Blister, Burn

by Gina Gionfriddo

Directed by Sara Beth Hahner

In this award-winning new comedy by the playwright who penned BECKY SHAW, Catherine is a “rockstar” academic feminist and Gwen is a brilliant wife and homemaker; they reunite years after their grad school days, unfulfilled in polar-opposite ways. Throw in a mouthy babysitter, a lazy dean of students, and a meddling mom who hands out wisdom in a martini glass, and the comedy of gender politics is complete!

“…intensely funny, immensely smart…” – The New York Times

“A shrewd, incisive, thoroughly winning comedy.” – The Boston Globe

“There’s nothing more enjoyable than watching super-smart characters make exceedingly dumb decisions…” – Entertainment Weekly

Gwen Rice of Isthmus says: Mercury Players’ “Rapture, Blister, Burn” is buoyed be a terrific cast Read the entire review HERE


  • Gwen: Kate Boomsma
  • Don: Whitney Derendinger
  • Catherine: Deborah Hearst
  • Avery: Katy Briggs
  • Alice: Sarah Whelan
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