Venue Details

Open Window Theatre
Located in the Metropolis Minneapolis Building 1313 Chestnut Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-615-1515
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4.6 / 5 Rated by 37 members
Review from Patricia Wasson Stark
120 events 54 reviews

Wow! I don't know where to begin. It was so intense. Amazingly good actors and story! They just draw you right into it and you go through so many emotions. I can tell you I was not the only one to shed a few tears. I was quite surprised there...continued

reviewed Sep 21 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from EmDub
45 events 34 reviews

On the plus side, the actors were very talented. On the negative, the play itself was too dogmatic, too Catholic biased, and overly dramatic. I left with very mixed feelings about the production and the Theatre.

reviewed Sep 26 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from wendy462
35 events 10 reviews

This was my first time at the Open Window Theatre. It's a great little intimate theatre, and the staff were very welcoming and friendly. The production was wonderful and very moving. It had a very strong cast and I have a hard time saying who...continued

reviewed Sep 21 2013 report as inappropriate
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Description

Mercy Unrelenting recounts the events surrounding the tragic murder of a young Italian teenager, Maria Goretti, and the later reformation of her murderer, Alessandro Serenelli. 

The play begins 50 years after the crime when Alessandro, now an old man living in an obscure Franciscan monastery, is confronted with his painful history once again and the challenge of trying to bring good from the evils of his past. 

Mercy Unrelenting tells a shockingly dramatic story in a beautifully artistic way, exploring the nature of forgiveness, the possibility of redemption, and the sometimes controversial elements that surround this story. Written by Jeremy Stanbary, whose original dramas have been performed for tens of thousands across the U.S. as well internationally since 2003. 

Mercy Unrelenting is recommended for those age 13 or older. Parental discretion is advised. 

This show’s running time is two hours.

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