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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...

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 12:45pm

Following its hit productions of “The Lion,” and “I and You,” Merrimack Repertory Theatre prepares to mount “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play.” The charming adaptation by Joe Landry presents the story of the classic film as a 1940’s radio drama. George Bailey’s timeless tale of renewal comes to life with five actors gathered around microphones to voice more than 40 characters and create...

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 3:15pm

Lowell, MA – Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) will begin a new phase of its longtime partnership with the University of Massachusetts Lowell (UML) next week. The two institutions will be working together to workshop a new play. The play, “Home of the Brave,” is written by Boston playwright Lila Rose Kaplan and will be directed by MRT’s artistic director Sean Daniels. University students will...

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 3:15pm

Lowell, MA – Merrimack Repertory Theatre is proud to announce the hiring of Emily Ruddock as the company’s Artistic Producer. In this newly-created position, Ruddock will serve as a senior member of the theatre working to shepherd work from its initial impulse through development to its world premiere. She will play a central role in MRT’s continued goal to place artists and audience at the...

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 12:15pm

Lowell, MA – Merrimack Repertory Theatre is following up on the overwhelming success of the season opener, “The Lion,” with a regional premiere directed by the company’s new artistic director Sean Daniels. “I and You” by Lauren Gunderson tells the story of two very different teenagers, Caroline and Anthony, who struggle to connect as they work on a school project about Walt Whitman’s poetry....

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 4:15pm

Lowell, MA – Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) announces the continuation of its Library Pass program in the 2015-16 Season, which now includes libraries in Groton and Burlington. Cardholders at libraries in the Merrimack Valley and beyond can access discount passes to every production at the region’s only professional theatre. The program underscores MRT’s ongoing commitment to putting the...

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 12:30pm

Lowell, MA – When Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) opened “The Lion” recently, audience members were greeted by artwork created by members of the Western Avenue Studios Artists Association (WASAA). Through a new partnership between the organizations, a new exhibit will go up in the theatre’s Sage Bank Lobby for each of the seven productions in the season. Jointly curated by MRT and WASAA, each...

Monday, August 10, 2015 - 9:45am

Lowell, MA – Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT)’s new Artistic Director Sean Daniels opens his first season at the helm of the company with “The Lion,” a solo-musical written and performed by Benjamin Scheuer and directed by Daniels. After highly-praised runs in Edinburgh and London, two Off-Broadway productions, and several awards, “The Lion” is beginning a two-year national tour that launches...

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 10:30am

Lowell, MA –The Princess Grace Foundation-USA (PGF-USA) announced its 2015 awards winners today, among them, Megan Sandberg-Zakian, whose proposal was sponsored by Merrimack Repertory Theatre. The prestigious fellowship will allow her to serve as Director in Residence at MRT. Sandberg-Zakian is one of seven theatre artists who received the grant this year. In total, the PGF-USA announced grants...