Merrimack Repertory Theatre Blog

October 11, 2012, 1:46 pm
Filed under: Beat Generation, Merrimack Repertory Theatre | Tags: , ,


57 years after it was written, Jack Kerouac’s “Beat Generation” finally made its world premiere at Merrimack Repertory Theatre last night. Rolling Stone was just one of the many media outlets in attendance, and had this to say about the production.

“But it’s the Kerouac character who leaves the lingering impression, when he drifts outside at the end of the night to crawl into his sleeping bag under the stars, tootling a few notes of Sinatra’s “In the Wee Small Hours” on a pennywhistle. Earlier, when a beautiful woman strode past in heels at the racetrack, Buck mumbled, “Why doesn’t God just stop the world with a snap of his finger?” It’s the free-associating Milo who does most of the jazzbo snapping in Beat Generation, but it is Buck who is the real dreamer.”

For Rolling Stone’s full review, click here. “Beat Generation” runs through October 14.

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