Merrimack Repertory Theatre Blog

May 13, 2013, 9:28 am
Filed under: Merrimack Repertory Theatre


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 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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