1 . New Season Announcement
2 . The Time Is Now as our Year Ends June 30
NEWS: 2021-22 SEASON
Help Us Cross the Finish Line - Give by June 30!
Dear MRT Community,
I am overjoyed to announce the upcoming five plays – PLUS our return to Liberty Hall!
Next season, I am sure the house staff will be sick of me because I am going to want to be with audiences as much as possible. What a deficit to not have had live performances for the past year and a half; now is the time to fill the soul’s groundswell.
I can’t wait to be with you and the entire MRT community in person – to hear your laughter, experience adventure, and be in the dark together listening to stories about our shared humanity.
Nancy L. Donahue Artistic Director
P.S. Please consider a donation as we approach the end of our fiscal year - JUNE 30. And THANK YOU if you've already donated.
COURTNEY ANNOUNCES NEW SEASON
ERMA BOMBECK, HOLLY FUDGE, ROBERTA FLACK & DONNY HATHAWAY ON TAP FOR THE 2021-22 SEASON
- Return to live, in-person performances in November
- Read the announcement in The Sun
- Subscriptions ON SALE NOW - five shows for as low as $92
- Individual tickets on sale August 10
At MRT's annual meeting Monday, Courtney announced five shows to continue the 2021-22 Season, including the world premiere of The Rise and Fall of Holly Fudge by Trista Baldwin, a new concert of Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway classics, the East Coast premiere of Best Summer Ever, and two productions that were postponed due to the pandemic.
Our traditional seven-show subscription season began this spring with the video-only productions of Until the Flood by Dael Orlandersmith and A Woman of the World by Rebecca Gilman.
The new roster will include the previously announced Wild Horses by Allison Gregory, which will be available at alternative locations and on video, September 15-October 3, 2021. The company will return to in-person performances at the Nancy L. Donahue Theatre in Liberty Hall with an MRT commissioned play, The Rise and Fall of Holly Fudge, November 26-December 12, 2021. After the holidays, the season will continue with the previously postponed Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End by Allison Engel and Margaret Engel, January 19-February 6, 2022; the new concert Back Together Again: The Music of Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway, March 30-April 17, 2022; and the East Coast premiere of Best Summer Ever, written and performed by Kevin Kling, May 4-22, 2022.
In addition, MRT will present a special, non-subscription musical event: Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie, February 23-March 13, 2022.
PHOTO: Christina Acosta Robinson and Ken Robinson will appear in Back Together Again: The Music of Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway.
(left to right) Playwright Allison Gregory (Wild Horses); Actor Milicent Wright (The Rise and Fall of Holly Fudge); and Actor Karen MacDonald (The Rise and Fall of Holly Fudge, Erma Bombeck: At Wit's End.)
THE TIME IS NOW!
Help us cross the finish line! Please consider a donation before June 30 as we close the books on this daunting and challenging year. Thank You.
As we gear back up, your gift is essential. Our fiscal year closes on June 30, and you are the key to MRT’s health. We were fortunate to receive federal Covid funding last year, but we still need individual donors to help us close the year in a strong position. Whether you are a first-time donor, or you’ve been giving for all 42 years, please consider a gift today. (If you've already donated, THANK YOU!)
(Clockwise from top left) The cast of The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley, photo by Meghan Moore. The “Pemberley’s” are the bestselling shows in MRT history. Young Company students in the annual summer workshop, photo by Meghan Moore. Filming of Maiesha McQueen in Until the Flood this spring for our first-ever, video-on-demand showing, photo by Kathy Wittman. Joe Kinosian (left) and Martin Landry in Murder for Two, photo by Meghan Moore. Denise Cormier (center photo) in A Woman of the World last month, photo by Kathy Wittman. Ariel Richardson, Dionne Addai, Deanna Reed-Foster, and Daniel Riley in Nina Simone: Four Women, the final show before the pandemic shutdown, photo by Meghan Moore. The cast of the developmental reading for Vichet Chum’s Kween, a new play commissioned by MRT.
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