Merrimack Repertory Theatre's
2011-2012 Season To Unveil
"American Voices Along The American Journey"

Tickets are now on sale for Merrimack Repertory Theatre's 33rd Season, dubbed “American Voices Along the America Journey.” The theater is located in Liberty Hall, adjacent to Lowell Memorial Auditorium, at 50 E. Merrimack Street in Lowell.

The 2011-2012 Season includes:

September 15-October 9, 2011
"The Persian Quarter"
By Kathleen Cahill
Two women are thrown together by a diplomatic crisis. Thirty years later, a chance encounter by their daughters leads to revelations of a shared past. "The Persian Quarter" offers an invigorating story about the power words have to reveal truths as well as hide them, and ultimately to bridge a cultural divide.

October 20-November 13, 2011
"This Verse Business"
By A.M. Dolan
An illuminating portrait of the great American poet Robert Frost, looking back on his life’s work and the changes American underwent in the first half of the 20th century. Told in Frost’s folksy yet penetrating style, this one-man play is full of poetry, wit and “promises to keep.”

November 25-December 18, 2011
"The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged)."
Fresh off the success of "The Complete World of Sports (abridged)," the fruitcakes of the Reduced Shakespeare Company take audiences on an irreverent but heartwarming trip through the holidays. Written and directed by the RSC’s Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor, this funny, festive, physical production allows the Three Wise Guys to honor favorite winter holiday traditions while creating some brand new ones for good measure. The Reduced Shakespeare Company will rekindle the joy, the inner-child and the familial dysfunction inside one and all.

January 5 - 29, 2012
"The Voice of the Turtle"
By John Van Druten
MRT opens 2012 with John Van Druten's fresh and surprisingly modern 1943 romantic comedy about single life and sexual yearning in wartime Manhattan. A soldier on leave finds himself without a date or a place to stay, only to accidentally arrive at the apartment of a wide-eyed young actress.

February 9-March 4, 2012
"Daddy Long Legs"
From the co-director of "Les Miserables" and the creators of "Jane Eyre," a new musical comes to MRT with music and lyrics by Paul Gordon and a book by John Caird. Adapted from the Jean Webster novel, this coming-of-age story set in 1912 New England is about a young woman given the opportunity to escape the orphanage in which she grew up. When an anonymous benefactor spots her potential, he agrees to pay her way to attend university, but only as long as his identity remains a secret.

March-April 8, 2012
"Mrs. Whitney"
By John Kolvenbach
This is a candid portrait of a 60-year old woman with an idiosyncratic sense of romance. Mrs. Whitney seeks a cure for loneliness by tracking down her ne’er-do-well ex-husband, an irresponsible mess she kicked out over 20 years ago, sending her on an odyssey of surprising and sharply-funny encounters.

April 19-May 13, 2012
By Michael Hollinger
When a famous novelist dies before finishing his masterwork, his devoted secretary completes the story on her own. Is she perpetrating a fraud, or does her insistent claim that she continues to receive his dictation after his passing hold some truth? Directed by Artistic Director Charles Towers.

Merrimack’s 2011-2012 Season is sponsored by Lowell Cooperative Bank. Merrimack Repertory Theatre is funded in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

For information and tickets, stop by the box office, call 978-654-4678 or visit

-- OnStage Boston



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