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Patchwork Puppets Parading on Mercury - Oct 2019

Are We Delicious? and Mercury Players Theatre team up to create fun night of crazy puppets within the Patchwork World of local designer Laurie Everitt. Everitt built each puppet by hand based on the creative ideas of the Delicious ensemble. The ensemble then worked with their custom puppets and each other to write scenes in a topsy-turvy world where Mercury has gone into retrograde! Oh no!

Starting with the barest outline, each puppeteer in the Are We Delicious? ensemble writes scenes that are stitched together into a complete comic play in only one week. It’s a mad dash to opening night as scripts are written, puppets sewn and lines learned. Packed with wit, wisdom and a lot of anxious energy, Delicious is always fresh and a little dangerous, but when it comes together, a wonder to behold.

Patchwork Puppets Parading on Mercury is a show for adults.

Title: Patchwork Puppets Parading on Mercury

Writer/Puppeteers: Casem AbuLughod, Stacey Garbarski, Gina M. Gómez, Craig Johnson, Jaclyn June Johnson, Autumn Shiley, and Tony Trout

Director: Trevin Gay

Designers: Laurie Everitt (puppets), Zak Stowe (lights)

When: October 24, 25, 26, 31, Nov 1 @ 7:30 pm with special matinee November 2nd at 4 pm

Where: Bartell Theatre, 113 E. Mifflin St., Madison

Tickets: $20

Buy in advance: or call 608-661-9696

Running time: 75 minutes with intermission

Are We Delicious? is an ensemble of Madison writer/performers who write, rehearse and perform an original one-hour show in a seven days. Everyone writes, everyone acts, and no one can rest until the final curtain. Visit

Mercury Players is a company of theatre artists. We are dedicated to creating exceptional productions of original, new and unusual plays. With our work, we challenge participants and audiences to see themselves and their world with a fresh perspective.