A Question of Mercy

By David Rabe
Based on the Essay by Richard Selzer
Directed by Steven Woolf

October 29 - November 16 , 1997

1997-1998 Studio Season

The Story

Dr. Robert Chapman, dedicated to preserving life, must very personally confront the ethically and morally complex issue of assisted suicide. A patient in devastating pain, his close friend, and Dr. Chapman all must wrestle with a crisis of conscience as they confront the mind-bending facets of this profound question. Based on a true story, this gripping, powerful, sometimes brutal new play brings recent headlines to sharp relief.

Creative & Production Staff

Scenic Designer: Dunsi Dai
Costume Designer: Dorothy Marshall Englis
Lighting Designer: Max De Volder
Stage Manager: Champe Leary
Casting: Rich Cole


Anderson Matthews (Dr. Robert Chapman)
Chris Hietikko (Thomas Ames)
Jerry Vogel (Eddie Ruggerio)
Michael Ray Escamilla (Anthony Calderon)
Anne Newhall (Susanah Tompkins)

Policemen & Hospital Attendants: Ashley Green, Ben Grimes, Matt McGaughey, Angela Smith, Jennifer Wintzer