Rep Decks The Halls
Filled with humor, heart and hope, "Beasley's Christmas Party" receives its New England premiere at Merrimack Repertory Theatre, November 26 – December 19. Adapted by C.W. Munger from the original story by Booth Tarkington, the production is directed by Carl Forsman.
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Magnificent Ambersons" comes a story of a curious journalist and his extremely eccentric next-door neighbor who's planning a most unusual Christmas party. Imaginatively delivered, this is described as a distinctly American and spiritually uplifting holiday story for the whole family.
The cast features Joey Collins, Crystal Finn and
Tony Ward, all making their MRT debut. Collins and Ward will
reprise their roles from the show's 2008 Off-Broadway production, which
the New York Times called “Wholesome and winning.”
Although he never earned his degree, he spent most of his
time writing with his debut book, The Gentleman of Indiana (1899)
going on to great success. Tarkington continued writing, and as more of
his works were published, his profile as an author grew, culminating in
Pulitzer Prizes for his novels, The Magnificent Ambersons and
Alice Adams. Alice Adams was turned into a feature film
in 1935 starring Katherine Hepburn, and in 1942, the
film adaptation of The Magnificent Ambersons, directed by Orson
Wells, was nominated for an Academy Award for
• Lowell Night –
November 27 at 8 p.m.
• Cookie Matinee –
December 1 at 2 p.m.
• Post Show Forums
– December 2, 9 and 16 at 7:30 p.m.
For information and tickets, stop by the box office at 50 E. Merrimack Street in Lowell, call 978-654-4678 or visit www.merrimackrep.org.
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