WEATHER UPDATE: The UNI Campus has been keeping up removing snow. Today's mini-summit and performance will continue as planned. Please give yourself plenty of time to arrive safely. A blue collar mechanic struggles with his red state perspective when he discovers the lengths he must go to care for his wife. A detailed and emotional journey, Mercy Killers is an unflinching look at the recent past and possible near future of healthcare in America.
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Michael Milligan (Playwright and Performer) Broadway: August: Osage County, La Bete, Jerusalem. Off Broadway: Thom Pain, Mercy Killers. The Golem. Chicago: Iago in Othello and Tug of War: Civil Strife at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Mercy Killers at American Theater Company. Michael will appear in the Goodman’s upcoming world premiere, Blind Date. Michael has performed Shakespeare hither and yon with groups like the Royal Shakespeare Company, The Shakespeare Theater in DC. Alabama, Utah, Colorado, New Jersey, Milwaukee, and Illinois Shakespeare festivals, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, and Shakespeare and Company. Regionally, Michael has played at the Guthrie, Westport Playhouse, The McCarter Theater, St. Louis Rep, Cincinatti Playhouse and more. Michael received the 2013 Fringe First award in Edinburgh for Mercy Killers which he has performed 100s of times around the country at professional theaters, universities, medical schools, libraries, union halls, community centers, and the House of Representatives in St. Paul, Minnesota. Michael’s other plays include Phaeton (Helen Hayes Nomination), Heroin, Urgent: Aliens, The Sea Wolf, and a musical adaptation of Aesop’s Fables commissioned by Circle in the Square in NYC. Television credits include: Law and Order, Person of Interest, The Knick, Chicago Justice, and APB. Michael is a graduate of the Juilliard Drama Division where he received the John Houseman Prize. When not acting and writing, Michael is director of PR and Marketing for his brother’s knife company, New West Knifeworks. New West has been featured in The Chicago Tribune, Bon Appetit, Saveur, Fine Cooking, Wine Spectator, Forbes Life, Cooking Light, Food and Wine and New York Magazine among others. Michael is also the founding artistic director of the Poor Box Theater. www.poorboxtheater.com www.newwestknifeworks.com Michael lives in Chicago.