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MRT play makes for happy evening

Last night we saw the Merrimack Repertory Theater’s season opener, The Pursuit of Happiness, which is a thoroughly enjoyable romp through adolescent angst, mid-life crisis, and family binds. Anyone who has ever been a teenager or a parent can relate to this quirky play, with its edgy dialogue, laughs, and insights about accepting disappointment from loved ones and surviving the lives we create for ourselves. Playwright and Massachusetts native Richard Dresser has done an exceptional job. Decades beyond my own teen years while currently parenting one at home, I found the well-written play laugh-out-loud funny and painfully bittersweet. After years of sporadically attending plays (when we could), we finally committed to season tickets, hoping we’d be able to make time to see them all. Well, last night was our first performance as season ticket holders and it was a great way to kick off the year.  Now playing at the MRT until Oct. 28, The Pursuit of Happiness is a definite recommend.

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