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On stage in May

The Merrimack Repertory Theatre season is coming to a close, but you can still catch their likeable last play, The Four of Us, until May 11th.  The MRT has many creative ways to buy tickets for the upcoming, 2008-2009, season, including a flexpass or customized season pass. Highlights for next year include the Broadway hit musical, The Fantasticks, and another by the popular playwright, Richard Dresser (Rounding Third, Augusta, The Pursuit of Happiness).  I just realized that we have been subscribers for twelve years, since the 1996-1997 season (Three Viewings still sticks in my mind as one of the best plays I’ve seen).  Other favorites over the years were:  Shirley Valentine, The Boys Next Door, Full Gallop, Cloud Tectonics, Three Days of Rain, The Woman in Black, Boy Gets Girl, Intimate Apparel... the list goes on.  The 2004-2005 season was a tough one for us, with The Kreutzer Sonata the one play we liked; however, we hung on and we’re glad we did. Another way to support the MRT is to attend their bi-annual dinner auction on Thursday, May 29, at the Doubletree Hotel.

Another great stage venue is the Image Theater, which has something new planned for May: Tales from a Tavern, a series of seven original short plays by local playwrights. The plays will be held upstairs at The Old Court, May 16, 17, 23 and 24th. Tickets are on sale now.  If you haven’t tried the Image Theater yet, this is a great chance to see interesting, inventive drama right here in Lowell for about $20 a person. Check it out!

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