Northwest Folklife

ACT Contemporary Theatre celebrates opening night with Lady Mercedes

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Opening Night 

Join us free before the show at 6:30 for our Opening Night celebration featuring music, photos, and fun.

ACT Contemporary Theatre celebrates opening night in collaboration with Northwest Folklife, with preshow entertainment from a vocal trio led by Lady Mercedes & Friends.

Meet the sensational Lady Mercedes, where genres bow to her vocal prowess! From gospel to blues, soul to R&B, country to classical, she effortlessly navigates the musical landscape, leaving a trail of melodies that linger in the soul. Lady Mercedes is not your average songstress—she's the harmonious chameleon who's graced both studio and stage. With background vocals that resonate with the likes of Macklemore, Wynonna Judd, Liv Warfield, and gospel sensations such as Jason Nelson, Kelontae Gavin, Lillian Lloyd, Vincent Bohanan, and Beverly Crawford, she's left an indelible mark on every note in a world where music is a language; Lady Mercedes is the eloquent storyteller, bridging genres and hearts with her remarkable voice. Get ready to be moved because when Lady Mercedes steps into the spotlight, it's not just a performance—it's a musical revelation.


Mama’s up early to prepare the perfect stew for a vital community meal. As the day rolls on, tempers go from a simmer to a boil, and secrets rise to the surface for three generations of Tucker women. When the violence hovering around the periphery of their lives begins to intrude upon the sanctity of the kitchen, mothers, and daughters, wrestle with loss and hope in this hilarious, haunting drama.

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Date: Thursday, March 21, 2024

Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Venue/Location: ACT THEATER

Address: 700 Union Street, Seattle, WA 98101

Tickets: $89.00 available at