Merrimack Repertory Theatre Blog



The Friends of MRT will host their bi-annual Live and Silent Auction, “Experience the Magic,” at the UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center on May 20, 2010. Over 40,000 people experience the power and magic of Merrimack Repertory Theatre each season, so this year’s magical theme seemed a fitting tribute to the work of the non-profit theatre company. The evening, which begins with cocktails and a silent auction at 6pm, will include great company, dinner, entertainment and a fun-filled auction. The featured guest auctioneer is WCVB-TV Channel 5 Midday anchor Susan Wornick. Historically, the auction is host to more than 300 guests, as well as over 150 silent and live auction items. Tickets are $60 each and proceeds benefit Merrimack Repertory Theatre’s productions and education programs. Table sponsorships begin at $1,000.  Tickets may be purchased online at or by contacting Jeff Prescott, Development Associate at 978.654.7552 or  

Guest auctioneer Susan Wornick has been an anchor of WCVB-TV’s Midday newscast since 1989. In January 2006, Wornick was named a member of Team 5 Investigates, WCVB’s investigative unit. Wornick has won many awards while at WCVB. In 2005, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences recognized her with the Silver Circle Award for twenty-five years of service to WCVB and the community. She has also received two regional Emmy awards for her break-through journalism. 

The Friends of MRT is an auxiliary fundraising group that hosts special events, social functions and fund drives. This essential group plays a pivotal role in strengthening Merrimack Repertory Theatre’s base of support by introducing more people to MRT and making events like this possible. Members of the Friends of MRT enjoy a fun, social environment, the opportunity to network with other theatre lovers and supporters, and the valuable sense of accomplishment that accompanies volunteer work.

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