2021-22 SEASON

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Season at a Glance

WILD HORSES
By Allison Gregory
Directed by Courtney Sale
Live Performances: September 17-October 3, 2021 (sold-out)

Video on Demand: October 1-17

Wild Horses will perform live at locations in and/or around the Lowell area (sold-out) and will be available as a fully filmed video. MRT will return to traditional live performances in Liberty Hall in November 2021.

Do you remember being a teenager? A woman hilariously recounts one summer of her youth: those first feelings of all-consuming love, the emergence of her own identity, the realization that all things are not as they should be, and the sheer intoxication of sweet freedom. With a little help from her friends Skinny Lynny and Zabby, she sets out to right an injustice with exhilarating, heartbreaking, and life-changing results. Those teen years? It will all come rushing back on this ride of a lifetime.

With live music. Features performances of 70s classics: “A Horse with No Name,” “Smoke on the Water,” “Shambala,” “Me and Mrs. Jones,” “The Cisco Kid,” “Dancing in the Moonlight,” and more.

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WORLD PREMIERE
THE RISE AND FALL OF HOLLY FUDGE

By Trista Baldwin
Directed by Courtney Sale

Our Return to Liberty Hall!
November 26-December 12, 2021
Play Commissioned by MRT

Christmas 2020. Carol is a hard-working single mother who makes award-winning "Holly" fudge, named after her daughter. She serves it every holiday. She gifts it to her friends and co-workers. She's determined that this year won't be any different, even if she has to wear a mask while whipping up her famous dessert. But with her daughter Holly's girlfriend crashing Christmas, her neighbor's new-found love of confectionary, and the protests erupting on her front lawn, Carol is finding it tough to make this the most wonderful time of year.

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ERMA BOMBECK: AT WIT’S END
By Allison Engel and Margaret Engel
Directed by Terry Berliner
January 19-February 6, 2022

Funniest. Mom. Ever. A celebration of humorist Erma Bombeck, At Wit’s End rejoices in the life of a woman considered to be one of America’s favorite moms, who championed the everyday lives of housewives with a daring truth few of her generation were willing to tell.

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BACK TOGETHER AGAIN: THE MUSIC OF ROBERTA FLACK AND DONNY HATHAWAY
A New Concert
March 30-April 17, 2022

Friends since their college days, Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway soared to the top of the Billboard charts as one of the most cherished and mellifluous duos in music history. Now Broadway performers, and husband-and-wife, Christina Acosta Robinson and Ken Robinson will bring the love together again for a concert of the pair’s iconic hits. Music direction by Emmy nominee David Dabbon.

Specific songs will be announced at a later date. Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway’s greatest hits include “Where Is the Love?,” “The Closer I Get to You,” “You Are My Heaven,” “Killing Me Softly with His Song,” and “Someday We’ll All Be Free.”

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BEST SUMMER EVER
Written and Performed by Kevin Kling
Directed by Steven Dietz
May 4-22, 2022

Ah, summer for a kid – sleepaway camps, lazy days at the pool, and late nights gazing at the stars. That’s the life for nine-year-old Maurice until a significant loss and one little lie threaten to throw shade on his summer. Best Summer Ever will bring you back to your own days of limitless imagination, simple joys, and startling surprises.

Written and Performed by Kevin Kling – acclaimed playwright, storyteller, and contributor to NPR’s All Things Considered. He is the recipient of the Whiting Award for American Drama and the National Storytelling Network's Circle of Excellence Award. With Musician Rob Witmer.

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SPECIAL EVENT

WOODY SEZ: THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF WOODY GUTHRIE
Devised by David M. Lutken with Nick Corley and Darcie Deaville, Helen Jean Russel and Andy Teirstein
Music Direction by David M. Luken
Directed by Nick Corley
February 23-March 13, 2022

NOTE: Woody Sez is not part of a subscription series.

Joyous, toe-tapping, and inspirational, Woody Sez brings to life the stories and songs of America’s great troubadour. The four performers, playing more than 20 instruments, transport the audience through the riveting and often controversial life of Woody Guthrie.  Musical numbers include “This Land Is Your Land,” “Pastures of Plenty,” “Bound for Glory,” “Hard Travelin’,” and “So Long, It’s Been Good To Know Yuh.”

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PHOTO (l-r) Peter Sipla, Eileen Doan, Matthew Yee, Aja Wiltshire, Greg Watanabe in Cambodian Rock Band. Photo by Liz Lauren courtesy of Victory Gardens