From the venue:
MERCY ME by Daryl Fazio is the second play reading in the Threshold New Play Festival. These plays are written exclusively by Atlanta and Georgia-based writers who are also making a mark on the national scene. Come check out why Atlanta is fast becoming one of the most exciting cities in America for new plays! The Atlanta Contemporary is the host for both play readings. The events are free. Registration is highly recommended.
Percy Wright has always had an active imagination. Maybe that’s why her real life never fully launched. Now she finds herself back in the tiny Missouri town where she survived her teenage years because her mother is dying. But not fast enough. For either one of them. While Percy struggles with her mother’s demands, not to mention teaching night classes in horticulture at the junior college extension for adult learners, she loosens strange memories. As the past comes into focus and truths she took for granted start to dissolve, Percy finds herself at a crossroads. A play about grief and rage, but mostly about how humor, wonder, and forgiveness can help us transcend the unthinkable.
At Atlanta Contemporary Art Center