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Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 3:30pm

Lowell, MA – Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) and the University of Massachusetts Lowell (UML) announce the details of a long-term partnership that will benefit both the MRT audience and UML students. The partnership framework provides for greater sharing of resources between the organizations and increased access to theatre professionals for students.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 1:00pm

Lowell, MA – This holiday season, Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) presents the world premiere of the one-of-a-kind Christmas Red Sox play “Going to See the Kid.” This latest offering from playwright Steven Drukman centers around two Boston Globe reporters on a journey to meet legendary ballplayer Ted Williams in 2001. With great humor and affection, “Going to See the Kid” takes a fresh look...

Monday, September 26, 2016 - 9:15am

Lowell, MA – This fall Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) presents the regional premiere of Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s "Abigail/1702", the haunting play that asks what might have happened ten years after the Salem witch trials. At the center of the story is Abigail Williams, the young accuser of 1692’s Salem Village, as she tries to begin a new life after the hysteria has subsided—yet remains...

Monday, August 22, 2016 - 9:00am

Lowell, MA – Just in time for the general election, Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) offers  offers a one-of-a-kind take on the epic sweep of American history with “45 Plays for 45 Presidents." In just two hours, through nearly every theatrical device imaginable, we see the highs and lows our country has hit over decades and centuries. With each commander-in-chief in the spotlight for two...

Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 3:15pm

Lowell, MA – Non-subscription tickets go on sale next week for each of the seven shows in Merrimack Repertory Theatre’s 2016-17 Season with a week-long sale. Ticket buyers can save $16.17 on tickets during the first week they are available. The seven-play 2016-17 Season is highlighted by laughter and local stories. Artistic director Sean Daniels carefully selected a lineup that includes four...

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 9:30am

Lowell, MA – Circle Health, a Merrimack Valley-based health care system anchored by Lowell General Hospital, has committed to supporting Merrimack Repertory Theatre as its 2016-17 Season sponsor.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 1:00pm

Lowell, MA – As the inaugural season of Merrimack Repertory Theatre’s Patriot Program approaches its end, artistic director Sean Daniels has announced the addition of 14 new theatre artists to the company’s network of collaborators. The new class of Patriots includes a mix of local and national artists who can now count MRT as one of their theatrical homes.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 2:45pm

  Lowell, MA – Merrimack Repertory Theatre will be participating in a nationwide observance of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) with a reading of “2.5 Minute Ride” by Lisa Kron on Monday, May 2 at 7:30 pm. MRT’s reading is one of many occurring around the country as part of the National Jewish Theatre Foundation’s Remembrance Readings. The reading will be performed by Veronika Duerr and...

Friday, April 8, 2016 - 2:30pm

Lowell, MA – Former artistic leader of Merrimack Repertory Theatre Daniel Schay, 63, passed away yesterday, April 7. Schay was the Producing Director of MRT from 1982 through 1989. At the time of his death, Schay was the Executive Director of Theater Works in Peoria, AZ. In honor of Schay’s work with MRT, the company will be dedicating their production of “Home of the Brave” to Schay.

Monday, April 4, 2016 - 1:45pm

Merrimack Repertory Theatre will close out its season in spectacular fashion with the world premiere of Lila Rose Kaplan’s farce “Home of the Brave.” The hilarious play follows senator Bernadette Spence (played by Boston favorite Karen MacDonald) as she desperately works to persuade her family to support her run for the Presidency. Loosely inspired by Moliere’s “Tartuffe,” “Home of the Brave”...