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Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 10:30am

This spring, Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) will celebrate one of its most successful seasons and look ahead to the future at its annual fundraising event, the 2016 Set the Stage Celebration. The evening will feature musical performances by Benjamin Scheuer, whose performance of The Lion kicked off Sean Daniels’ inaugural year as MRT’s artistic director and broke several box office records....

Monday, March 28, 2016 - 8:00pm

Lowell, MA – Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) has announced its 2016-17 Season, the second under Artistic Director Sean Daniels. The lineup of seven plays includes four world premieres and three plays centered on New England themes. Daniels notes that the season “will feature the same quality, empathy and theatricality that highlighted this year, but it’ll really get to focus on New England...

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 1:45pm

Merrimack Repertory Theatre is unveiling a newly-expanded Young Company, which will encourage area students’ participation in the theatre and connect them with leading theatre professionals from around the country. The new program begins with a two-week intensive summer program and continues throughout the year with access to MRT’s staff and visiting artists. The Young Company is the first...

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 12:15pm

Merrimack Repertory Theatre continues its 2015-16 Season with the world premiere of “The Realness: a break beat play,” the latest work from renowned playwright and hip-hop artist Idris Goodwin. The love story at the center of “The Realness” lets us view the seismic events of the mid-90’s hip-hop scene insightfully, through a compassionate human lens. Audiences will see this world through the...

Monday, January 25, 2016 - 12:30pm

Lowell, MA – Merrimack Repertory Theatre continues its 2015-16 Season with the regional premiere of “Tinker to Evers to Chance,” the touching new work from playwright Mat Smart about mothers, daughters, and baseball. The story spans a century of Chicago Cubs fandom, and resonates with honest questions about love, heartbreak, and hope. MRT Artistic Director Sean Daniels will direct.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 2:30pm

Lowell, MA – After successfully piloting a Child Care program this fall, Merrimack Repertory Theatre has announced the dates for the program for the remainder of the 2015-16 Season. Licensed child care providers from Acre Family Child Care will provide age-appropriate activities and supervision for children ages 0 - 10 at no cost to the family during the following performances:

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 1:00pm

Lowell, MA – Special events for Merrimack Repertory Theatre’s world premiere production of “The White Chip” have recently been announced including post-show discussions and free child care. The post-show discussion schedule includes the return of an artist from earlier in the season: Benjamin Scheuer, the writer and performer of “The Lion,” which opened the 2015-16 Season. Scheuer will join...

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 10:15am

PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: December 9, 2015 CONTACT: Kate Brandt, kate.brandt@mrt.org PR CONTACT PHONE: 978-654-7595 BOX OFFICE: 978-654-4678 ONLINE: mrt.org

Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 3:45pm

Lowell, MA – The first of three world premieres scheduled in Merrimack Repertory Theatre’s 2015-16 Season is set to open early next month. “The White Chip” is a dark comedy about the science of addiction written by Sean Daniels, MRT’s Artistic Director and is based on his own struggles with alcoholism and path to recovery. The autobiographical story will be produced with a creative team that...

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 9:30am

Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) continues its partnership in Blue Star Theatres with Military Night, a discounted performance of Going to See the Kid on Thursday, December 8 at 7:30 pm. The event is part of MRT’s ongoing effort to make live theatre accessible to those who have served in the U.S. armed forces. All active, retired, and veteran service members and their guests can purchase...