Mercer Theatre

Theatre Department


Mercer University Theatre is dedicated to the concept that Theatre is where all of the arts converge and meet life.  Theatre invigorates, challenges, informs, entertains, and enriches our lives at our deepest level. Whether it is a traditional treatment of a classic, a visit to the absurd, the development of a new work, or a crowd-pleasing musical, Mercer Theatre meets the challenges with the talents and dedication of its faculty, staff, and students.


General admission is $15, $10 with valid Mercer I.D. To reserve tickets, call The Grand Opera House box office at (478) 301-5470 or visit

Mercer Theatre2017-18 Season

Mercer Theatre Presents


Feb 15-18 and 22-25

The sublime is confused with the ridiculous in this savage commentary on the human condition, a staple of every theatre classroom and 20th century drama. A small town is besieged by one roaring citizen who becomes a rhinoceros and proceeds to trample on the social order. As more citizens are transformed into rhinoceroses, the trampling becomes overwhelming, and more and more citizens become rhinoceroses. One sane man, Berenger, remains, unable to change his form and identity.


God of Carnage

April 12-15 and 19-22

Set in Brooklyn, we follow the story of two couples who come together to discuss their children. Alan and Annette are a wealthy couple whose son hits another kid at school. The other child's parents, Michael and Veronica, sit down with Alan and Anita to discuss the altercation. The four of them agree to discuss the incident civilly, but, as the night wears on and drinks are imbibed, the polite veneer breaks down. The night progresses and the couples begin sparring with not only each other, but theirs spouses as well until the night devolves into chaos.