Student Matinees



Tuesday, May 10, at 10:30 a.m.

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.

East Coast Premiere. Recommended for ages 10 and older. More information here.



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 10:30 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 or 978-654-4678

How to book a Student Matinee!

  • It's simple! Bookings are first-come, so email your request asap to 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 2 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