Mercy (Szymkowicz)

by  Adam Szymkowicz

Full Length Play, Drama  /  3m, 1f

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Mercy (Szymkowicz)

by  Adam Szymkowicz

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 1f
  • Duration


    75 Minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Orville is trying to get on with his life after his wife was killed in a car accident. His father is mostly taking care of his still unnamed infant daughter while his boss at work is aggressively trying to comfort him. Everything changes when he sees the man responsible for his wife's death. Is someone in this much pain capable of forgiveness?

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"Mercy has a significant story that brings to light important issues of our times that include the devastating problems caused by drunk drivers, the trials of single parenting, and the value of family support." Broadway World

"Tautly constructed" Asbury Park Press

This is a strong work, dealing with a realistic situation and creating true-to-life characters performed by a talented cast." Out in NJ

"A Poignant New Play Excellently Presented" Broadway World



Performing Groups

  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups


  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $90 per performance



  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 75 Minutes
  • Setting:

    New York

  • Additional Features: No intermission


3m, 1f

Orville Marks - Male 30s to 40s, Any Race/ethnicity
Walter Marks - Orville's father, Male 60s to 70s, Any Race/Ethnicity
Brenda James - Orville's boss, Female 20s to 40s, Any Race/Ethnicity
Ian Sanders - Drunk driver, Male 20s to 40s, Any Race/ethnicity

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Cast Attributes

  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Parts for Senior Actors


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Adam Szymkowicz

ADAM SZYMKOWICZ’s plays have been produced throughout the U.S., and in Canada, England, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Greece, Mexico, Turkey, South Korea, Thailand, Slovenia and Lithuania. His work has been presented or developed at such places as Portland Center Stage, MCC Theater, Ars Nova, Sout ...

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Mercy premiered at New Jersey Repertory Theatre in Long Branch, NJ in June 2018 under the direction of Gail Winar.

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