Posts Tagged “Merrimack Repertory Theatre”

Cultural Highlights 2012

Following is one writer’s highlights in cultural experiences in Lowell and the Merrimack Valley this past year. These are events I attended, so this list is not an attempt to rate the best in the arts and culture for 2012. That’s for another post. Send in your favorite and unforgettable moments,…

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Kerouac’s ‘Beat Generation’ Play Opens Next Wed. at MRT

The world premiere of Jack Kerouac’s only full-length play, “Beat Generation,” is set for next Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Merrimack Repertory Theatre in partnership with UMass Lowell. The media buzz is building around this major event. The Sun, Eagle Tribune, Globe, Associated Press/New York City, WCAP-AM radio, WBUR-FM radio, BBC radio,…

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Merrimack Repertory Theatre Receives $325k Kresge Grant

Bravo to eveyone at Merrimack Repertory Theatre for bringing home a highly competitive Kresge Foundation grant of $325,000. Awards from prestigious national foundations such as Kresge signal the excellence and maturity of Lowell’s cultural industry. There’s more where this came from, and the various parts and pieces of Lowell’s creative…

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Playwright Jon Lipsky, Farewell

Bryan Marquard of the  Boston Globe remembers playwright Jon Lipsky, a longtime activist in the Boston theater community. Lowell area people may recall that he wrote “Maggie’s Riff” for Merrimack Repertory Theatre, an adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s novel “Maggie Cassidy,” which is set mostly in the city and at Lowell High School.…

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