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Open Window Theatre
Located in the Metropolis Minneapolis Building 1313 Chestnut Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55403
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"Mercy Unrelenting"
37 ratings
4.6 average rating
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52 reviews
35 stars
attended Sep 21 2013

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

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34 reviews
14 stars
attended Sep 26 2013

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.

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attended May 10 2013

It was wonderful! I saw it twice and referred others, who also loved it. The seating is wonderful, the stage is great and the actors were superb!

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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.

About the Ticket Supplier: Open Window Theatre

At the Open Window Theatre, we want you to enjoy great plays and great art and breathe easy while you do so. We want to produce theater you can believe in, so you don’t have to worry about what you might experience when you walk through our doors, and so you leave wanting to come back for more.