View of the Harbor"
An idealist trying to avoid a legacy of wealth and privilege
attempts to find happiness in the most unlikely of places in Richard
Dresser "A View of the Harbor," in its New England
premiere January 8 - February 1 at Merrimack Repertory Theatre.
The production is directed by Artistic Director Charles Towers.
Merrimack Repertory Theatre is located at 50 E. Merrimack Street in Downtown
Having escaped the poverty of his upbringing, Nick has made a nice life for himself. However, when he returns to his home on the northern coast of Maine after his father has a stroke, Paige is shocked to discover a family filled with long buried secrets. In the end, the story offers a sly perspective on money, power and America’s never-ending pursuit of happiness.
Sharing his thoughts on Dresser's work, director Charles
Towers commented, "I think there is a direct line from Mark Twain
through James Thurber to Richard Dresser today -- American satirists who
use their sharp wit to dissect the idiosyncrasies of the American
character. Rick has his finger on the pulse of America, and he taps out
its beat with his fingers on a keyboard. The fact that Rick grew
up in Holden (just outside of Worcester), gives him a ‘native son’
status that fits particularly well with MRT’s commitment to selecting
and producing contemporary plays of relevance.”
For tickets and information, stop by the box office, call 978-654-4678 or visit www.merrimackrep.org.
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