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MRT REVISES 2013-2013 SEASON
May 13, 2013, 9:28 am
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MRT REVISES 2013-2014 SEASON


Lowell, MA-Merrimack Repertory Theatre’s (MRT’s) Artistic Director Charles Towers has just announced an updated schedule for the 2013-2014 Season.  Due to rights availability, MRT is pleased to announce next season will now include Lanford Wilson’s classic American love story Talley’s Folley.  An updated schedule of the 2013-2014 Season is included below.  Subscriptions to MRT’s 2013-2014 Season are on sale now.  Discounted season tickets are available in a full 7-play subscription or 3-6 play customizable packages and can be purchased online at MRT.org or at the box office by calling 978-654-4678.

 


2013-2014 Season (All titles subject to change)

 


God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza (Translation by Christopher Hampton)


September 19-October 13, 2013


Two high-strung sets of parents meet for the first time with the intention of settling their sons’ playground dispute like civilized adults. Their encounter frustrates everyone’s best intentions in this viciously funny Olivier Award-winner for Best Comedy and long-running Broadway hit. Adult Language

 


Mrs. Mannerly by Jeffrey Hatcher


October 24-November 17, 2013


In this tart but charming comedy, it is the fall of 1967 and young Jeffrey has just enrolled in a manners class taught by the formidable Helen Anderson Kirk, otherwise known as Mrs. Mannerly.  Although society is rapidly changing, Jeffrey and his rival classmates must decide how far they will go to become the first student to achieve a perfect score on Mrs. Mannerly’s legendary final exam. Adult Language

 


Stella and Lou by Bruce Graham


November 29-December 22, 2013


Lou is just about to close up his bar for the night when Stella, one of his regulars, walks in with a surprising proposal. Lou is a faithful widower and Stella a dedicated nurse.  This romantic comedy asks if a second chance at love is really possible for two people with a lot of miles on them.

 


Equally Divided by Ronald Harwood


January 9-February 2, 2014


Edith has taken care of her bitter, elderly mother and indulged the old woman’s antiquing habit for years. Now that mum has passed away, she just wants what she deserves, except her wealthy, eccentric, good-for-nothing sister Renata wants her half too.  A comedy about a woman in a moral quandary.

 


The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith by Angelo Parra


February 13-March 9, 2014


Ignoring a scheduled performance, Bessie Smith, The Empress of the Blues, finds herself in a “buffet flat” – a private lounge – hanging with her band and in a revealing mood, sings her story of a life filled with tumultuous romances, hard living, and, always, music. Adult Language

 


Talley’s Folly by Lanford Wilson


March 20-April 13, 2014


One year after a brief, secret courtship, Matt Friedman surprises Sally Talley at her family’s home on the Fourth of July, 1944, with the hopes of rekindling their romance in Lanford Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize–winning valentine to unlikely love.

 


The Reduced Shakespeare Company in


The Complete History of Comedy (abridged)


by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor


April 24-May 18, 2014


The Reduced Shakespeare Company returns with a brand new comedy about…comedy. As only they can, the RSC deconstruct the history of comedy, debate who is the funniest person ever to have lived, and ask if laughter is the best medicine, will it be covered by Obamacare?

 


MRT’s 2013-2014 Season is sponsored by LowellBank.

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