SUBSCRIPTIONS ON SALE NOW SAVE 25% AND SEE ALL 5 SHOWS FOR AS LOW AS $18 EACH!
Individual Tickets on Sale AUG 15
Subscriber Tickets in the Mail SEP 1
The 39 Steps Kicks Off the Season SEP 14
Milicent Wright (left) and Karen MacDonald in MRT's The Rise and Fall of Holly Fudge. Photo by MegPix/Meghan Moore
1 . New Season Tickets and Subscriptions on Sale
2 . MRT Commissions Five Playwrights
3 . PHOTOS: 43rd Annual MRT GALA
4 . Young Actor Auditions for A Christmas Carol
Maurice Sendak | Save the Planet at Western Avenue | Ring of Fire
Dear MRT Community,
I hope this finds you staying cool in the midst of the heat. We are gearing up for a vibrant season ahead and look forward to sharing stories with you.
This week we announced five new play commissions. At MRT, the heart of what we do is new work. We need new stories and new forms of communication to lead us to new ideas. Vichet Chum, Kevin Kling, Melinda Lopez, Dael Orlandersmith, and Kalean Ung are the incredible writers that make up this dynamic cohort. We look forward to keeping you close on the progress with each play and launching those productions at Liberty Hall.
This week we have seen young actors for our iteration of A Christmas Carol. I have loved getting to know more families in our region and experiencing the massive talent of our local youth. We will announce casting for Carol soon, please stay tuned.
Finally, our preparation for The 39 Steps continues. This highly entertaining night of theatre will be a joyful opener to our 44th Season of serving the Merrimack region. I look forward to seeing you at the theatre.
Nancy L. Donahue Artistic Director
MRT ANNOUNCES PLAYWRIGHT COMMISSIONS
With an eye to the future, we announced this week five new commissioned playwrights: Vichet Chum (KNYUM), Kevin Kling (Best Summer Ever), Melinda Lopez (Young Nerds of Color at Central Square Theatre), Dael Orlandersmith (Until the Flood), and Kalean Ung (Letters from Home). Read all about them here.
The commissions will provide the writers with long-term development and production support in creating new works for the theatre, according to Nancy L. Donahue Artistic Director Courtney Sale and Executive Director Bonnie J. Butkas.
MRT's 43RD ANNUAL GALA CELEBRATION
SEE THE PHOTOS HERE!
Thank you to the more than 200 supporters, who joined us on June 17, 2022, for a thrilling Gala, featuring a concert by some of our favorite MRT artists. Below: (left) Trustee Judy Benson, second from left, and guests. (right) Lowell Mayor Sokhary Chau. All photos by Megpix/Meghan
AUDITIONS FOR A CHRISTMAS CAROL THIS WEEK!
Final auditions for young actors to join the cast of A Christmas Carol! will be these week: AUG 6 at Peacock Players , Nashua, and AUG 8 at The Umbrella Stage Company, Concord. Details and sign up here. Children ages 8-16 of all cultures/ethnicities welcome.
MAURICE SENDAK Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum premieres "Maurice Sendak's Designs for Opera and Ballet" through SEP 11. Learn more.
RING OF FIRE David M. Lutken (Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woodie Guthrie) and Leenya Rideout (Wild Horses) - two of our favorite artists from this past season - appear in the Johnny Cash musical, Ring of Fire, at Ivoryton Playhouse. See Instagram.
LOVE THE EARTH Artists Gillian Frazier and Susan Jaworski Stranc share their concerns for the planet in “Altered States,” on view through AUG 27 at the Loading Dock Gallery at Western Avenue Studios. Check out the Sun story.
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