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Outhouse Theatre Company Presents
Mercy Thieves
Wednesday, October 03, 2007 through Saturday, October 27, 2007

"A terrific new comedy-thriller! It's Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia relocated from Mexico to Western Australia!" -The Sun-Herald

Length: 1 hr 20 mins
Intermission: Yes
Seating: General Admission
You choose your seats when you get to the theater.

Outhouse Theatre presents the American Premiere of Mercy Thieves, the critically-acclaimed dark comedy by Mark Kilmurry about two hapless hitmen who shoot and stab their way through the Australian countryside in search of an elusive target.

Part Shakespearian tragedy and part gangster flick, Mercy Thieves pays homage to film-noir and "road movies" as it traces one night in the lives of Mike and DJ, two hired thugs who've been given an important mission: to find Harry. But Harry proves to be elusive, and so the two set off on an epic journey across Australia, encountering (and casually killing) many of their old friends and colleagues in their search for Harry's whereabouts. As the night wears on and the bodies pile up, the duo discusses everything from their family lives to the subject of death, and an intimate portrait of friendship and loyalty begins to emerge.

The play premiered in 2002 at the Darlinghurst Theatre in Sydney, Australia, where it played two sold-out runs. The Sun-Herald (which presented the play with a prestigious Stage Award) called the play "A terrific new comedy-thriller. For action fans, there's plenty of shootings, stabbings and beatings. And for film noir cognoscenti, Mercy Thieves has great fun playing off of the genre's conventions. It's Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia relocated from Mexico to Western Australia!" The Sydney Morning Herald wrote "a darkly comic piece of Australian noir with a slight English accent. Very entertaining."

Directed by Craig Baldwin, the cast features Nick Stevenson and Jeremy Waters, who both received glowing reviews for their respective performances in Outhouse Theatre’s 2006 production of Gordon Graham's The Boys, as well as Paul Swinnerton, Nico Evers-Swindell, Emma Jackson and Victoria Roberts.
 


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