Student Matinees

STUDENT MATINEES ON SALE NOW!

MACBETH, A CHRISTMAS CAROL,
LETTERS FROM HOME & RED RIDING HOOD

LIMITED SEATS - SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE - DETAILS BELOW

MRT Student Matinees provide many students with their first exposure to professional theatre. It gives them the opportunity to experience literature in a different way, often resulting in a deeper connection to the story and characters. Attending MRT meets many MCAS and NHCF requirements. Seats are $9 and include a professionally written study guide and post-show talkback. We also have limited half-price tickets and full scholarships through our Partners In Education program (bottom of page).

To reserve seats or for further information, contact:
Eve Foldan, Assistant Box Office Manager
Enterprise Bank Box Office, box_office@mrt.org, 978-654-4678

Macbeth
By William Shakespeare
Adapted and Originally Directed by Lee Sunday Evans
Directed by Rosa Joshi
Original Music by Heather Christian
October 19-November 6
Something wicked this way comes . . . In this brisk, unnerving version of Macbeth, the three witches, or weird sisters, play out the entire story of a man who becomes so possessed by power and ambition that he will destroy anyone who gets in his way. Recommended for ages 14 and older.

Tuesday, OCT 25, 10 AM
Wednesday, NOV 2, 10 AM

JUST ADDED: Tuesday, NOV 1, 10 AM

Macbeth PlayGuide 

World Premiere
A Christmas Carol
By Charles Dickens
Adapted and Directed by Courtney Sale
November 30-December 24
A holiday treat for the entire family! Experience Charles Dickens’ timeless yuletide story of transformation and redemption, featuring all of your favorite characters, from Ebenezer Scrooge to Tiny Tim. Spooky, heartwarming, and joyful, it’s the perfect way for families to recapture the spirit of Christmas and create memories for the future. Recommended for ages 8 and older.

Tuesday, DEC 6, 10 AM
Wednesday, DEC 14, 10 AM

JUST ADDED: Tuesday, DEC 13, 10 AM

East Coast Premiere
Letters from Home
Written and Performed by Kalean Ung
Original Music by Chinary Ung
January 18-February 5, 2023
With humor, passion, and a touch of Shakespeare, Kalean Ung weaves together her Cambodian family’s refugee story with her own as a bi-racial, second-generation American. Recommended for ages 14 and older.

Tuesday, JAN 24, 10 AM
Wednesday, FEB 1, 10 AM

Red Riding Hood
By Allison Gregory
April 5-16, 2023
Wolfgang, the greatest actor in the world, is preparing for the performance of his lifetime in the “true story” of Red Riding Hood when a delivery driver carrying a mysterious package interrupts his rehearsal. She boldly calls into question Wolfgang’s story, adamant that he should only tell the classic tale. As their story flourishes, a madcap romp through the popular fairy tale ensues. This lively adaptation is full of surprise and packed with wolf-sized humor, and reminds us that when something is important, bravery knows no bounds. (Recommended for ages 5 and older.)

Wednesday, APR 5, 9:45 AM
Thursday, APR 6, 9:45 AM
Tuesday, APR 11, 9:45 AM
Wednesday, APR 12, 9:45 AM
Thursday, APR 13, 9:45 AM

Information

MRT Student Matinees provide many students with their first exposure to professional theatre. It gives them the opportunity to experience literature in a different way, often resulting in a deeper connection to the story and characters. Attending MRT meets many MCAS and NHCF requirements. 

Student Matinees start at 10 a.m. (except Red Riding Hood student matinees, which start at 9:45 a.m.) To enhance your educational experience, teachers are provided with copies of the script and classes can stay for a post-show discussion with members of the cast. MRT provides PlayGuides for select productions.

For further information:

Enterprise Bank Box Office

box_office@mrt.org or 978-654-4678

How to book a Student Matinee!

  • It's simple! Bookings are first-come, so email your request asap to box_office@mrt.org. Include: the play, date, total number of students and chaperones, and your contact information.
  • Once you sign the agreement and provide a 50% deposit, your tickets are booked! The balance is due two weeks before the show.
  • Student tickets are $9 and chaperones are free. See below: Scholarships available through our Partners in Education program.
  • All matinees include a free Post-Show Discussion with the cast (if requested in advance) and select plays include a PlayGuide with educational articles and resources.
  • Partners in Education (PIE) grants for are available first-come; please mention this need in your booking request.

 

Partners in Education (PIE)

Each year, Merrimack Repertory Theatre receives generous funding to provide student tickets to schools facing economic hardships. Through the PIE program, students attend a matinee at low or no cost.

For more information about the Partners in Education program or for a grant application for your school, please write to the email address above.

Funding provided, in part, by

Aubert J. Fay Charitable Fund
Trustees of the Ayer Home
Ted & Connie Lapre Fund
Lowell Polish Cultural Council
Linda Trudel Endowment Fund
Ronald M. Ansin Foundation
Nathaniel & Elizabeth P. Stevens Foundation
Top of the Hill Fund

This program is also supported in parts by grants from local cultural councils, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

 

PHOTO (l-r) Student matinee of Abigail 1702. On stage: Rachel Napoleon, Trevor Dame, Celeste Oliva, Jon Kovach, Mark Kincaid. Photo by Sidney Hoang