Tag Archive: MRT

Sisterhood is tested in MRT’s ‘Women in Jeopardy!’

LOWELL – When the solidarity of the sisterhood is threatened by a possibly unhinged dentist, cue the laughter. Thankfully, it never really stops. The Merrimack Repertory Theatre’s production of “Women in Jeopardy!” is… Continue reading

MRT’s ‘The Kid’ isn’t a home run, but it has heart

LOWELL – It isn’t quite a home run. More like an extra-base hit. There’s a lot to like in the Merrimack Repertory Theatre’s world premiere production of Stephen Drukman’s “Going To See The… Continue reading

MRT’s ‘Abigail/1702’: Ten years after The Trials

LOWELL – It was a no-brainer for Merrimack Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Sean Daniels to program Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s “Abigail/1702” for the weeks just preceding and following Halloween. Daniels had worked with the playwright… Continue reading

MRT’s ‘Home of the Brave’ veers off the rails

LOWELL – Sean Daniels, the first-year artistic director of the Merrimack Repertory Theatre, has made premiering new works a raison d’etre for the theater. But new works are like Forrest Gump’s box of… Continue reading

At MRT, love for baseball icon forges family bonds

LOWELL – In baseball, there is winning and losing just as there are wins and losses in the game of life. But baseball is more than just a game here in Boston or… Continue reading

MRT’s ‘Wonderful Life’ brings out best in the season

LOWELL – Frank Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life” wasn’t a success when the film first debuted in 1946. It never came close to earning back its $6.3 million production cost. It was only… Continue reading

MRT’s ‘The Lion’: A tale told with six guitars

LOWELL – The traveling troubadour has arrived in Lowell, and soon he’ll be off to see the world. The Merrimack Repertory Theatrre’s production of Benjamin Scheuer’s “The Lion,” now at the Nancy Donahue… Continue reading

This ‘Tide’ sends MRT’s Towers out on a high note

LOWELL –– Sometimes a production is a perfect combination of writing, directing and acting and when it happens, it’s a beautiful thing. The Merrimack Repertory Theatre production of Bruce Graham’s “The Outgoing Tide” is… Continue reading

Gandiello’s ‘Oceanside’ a promising, flawed debut

LOWELL — It’s exciting when a new playwright  gets his first fully-staged professional production.  It’s even more exciting when that world premiere boasts an excellent cast, a strong set of designers and an… Continue reading

Small pleasures abound in ‘The Best Brothers’

LOWELL — The Merrimack Repertory Theatre’s Nancy Donahue Theatre is a warm, intimate space, and smaller shows or solo performances don’t get lost there. It’s the ideal space for something such as Canadian… Continue reading