Mercer Theatre Presents Early One Evening at the Rainbow Bar and Grille at the Back Door Theatre


MACON – Mercer Theatre presents its production of Early One Evening at the Rainbow Bar and Grille Oct. 16-26. What has been hailed as “An engaging, entertaining evening of theatre,” by the New York Post, the production marks the final performance at Mercer's Back Door Theatre.

Scot Mann, director of Mercer Theatre, said, “Hundreds of performers and thousands of audience members built important memories in the 60-seat basement venue. The Back Door Theatre served the program and the community well.”

Mercer Theatre will begin producing in its new venue, the Tattnall Square Center for the Arts, in the spring of 2015.

The world is coming to an end. You have one day left. What do you do? This is the question tackled by Bruce Graham's apocalyptic comedy/drama, Early One Evening at The Rainbow Bar & Grille. Forget mass hysteria and anarchy in the streets. If your name is Shep and you tend bar in a small northern town, it's one last day of business and some rather odd decisions.

Performances will be Oct. 16-18 and Oct. 23-25 at 7 p.m., and Oct. 19 and 26 at 2 p.m. All performances will be held at the Back Door Theatre, located in Willingham Hall on Mercer's Macon campus. Tickets are $5 general admission. For more information, call (478) 301-2974.

About Mercer Theatre

Mercer Theatre is dedicated to the concept that theater is where all of the arts converge and meet life. 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. Since 1979, its shows were produced in the intimate space of the 60-seat Back Door Theatre. Beginning in the spring of 2015, all productions will take place in the new home of the theatre department at the Tattnall Square Center for the Arts with seating for approximately 150 people. For more information, call (478) 301-2974 or visit