Mercury’s Footpath

A Theater and Performance Studies Senior Project in Acting for Dominic Sullivan and Samantha White

by Ellen McLaughlin

Mercury's Footpath

Written by playwright Ellen McLaughlin, Mercury’s Footpath is a hauntingly beautiful anti-war play following the relationship between Protesilaus, the first Greek to die in the Trojan War, and his wife, Laodamia. Ten years after his death Laodamia asks Mercury, God of Beginnings and Endings, to bring her husband back. The couple’s story is poignantly interwoven with that of Telefteos, the last Greek to die in the war, and his wife, Kallisto.

This world premiere performance of Mercury’s Footpath, directed by Professor Toni Dorfman, explores themes of loss, remembrance, and love across life and death.

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Performance Dates & Times

November 9, 2022 - 8:00pm

November 10, 2022 - 8:00pm

November 11, 2022 - 8:00pm

November 12, 2022 - 2:00pm


Theater and Performance Studies black box, 53 Wall Street

Venue Accessibility: 
Building is accessible via a ramp on the Church Street side. Venue and facilities are located on the main floor.


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Patron Information

This performance is open to asymptomatic patrons with an up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination. Patrons should carry vaccination documentation and be prepared to show it if asked.

Yale-approved masks  are required for all audience members.



Production Team

Stage Manager
Set Designer
Props Designer
Sound Designer
Makeup Artist
Lila Hauptman