Merrimack Rep in Lowell

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Lowell, MA – The Friends of MRT will host their bi-annual Live and Silent Auction, “Experience the Magic,” at the UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center on May 20, 2010.  Over 40,000 people experience the power and magic of Merrimack Repertory Theatre each season, so this year’s magical theme seemed a fitting tribute to the work of the non-profit theatre company.

The evening, which begins with cocktails and a silent auction at 6pm, will include great company, dinner, entertainment and a fun-filled auction.  The featured guest auctioneer is WCVB-TV Channel 5 Midday anchor Susan Wornick.  Historically, the auction is host to more than 300 guests, as well as over 150 silent and live auction items.  Tickets are $60 each and proceeds benefit Merrimack Repertory Theatre’s productions and education programs.  Table sponsorships begin at $1,000.  Tickets may be purchased online at MerrimackRep.org or by contacting Jeff Prescott, Development Associate at 978.654.7552 or development@merrimackrep.org.

Guest auctioneer Susan Wornick has been an anchor of WCVB-TV’s Midday newscast since 1989.  In January 2006, Wornick was named a member of Team 5 Investigates, WCVB’s investigative unit.  Wornick has won many awards while at WCVB. In 2005, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences recognized her with the Silver Circle Award for twenty-five years of service to WCVB and the community. She has also received two regional Emmy awards for her break-through journalism.

The Friends of MRT is an auxiliary fundraising group that hosts special events, social functions and fund drives.  This essential group plays a pivotal role in strengthening Merrimack Repertory Theatre’s base of support by introducing more people to MRT and making events like this possible. Members of the Friends of MRT enjoy a fun, social environment, the opportunity to network with other theatre lovers and supporters, and the valuable sense of accomplishment that accompanies volunteer work.

For more information about Merrimack Repertory Theatre or the “Experience the Magic” Live and Silent Auction, please contact Dan Berube at 978.654.7595 orberube@merrimackrep.org.

For MRT show times, tickets, season information, directions, or to request a brochure, please visit www.MerrimackRep.org or call the Box Office at 978.654.4MRT (4678).

Merrimack Repertory Theatre is located in beautiful historic downtown Lowell at Liberty Hall, the Company’s 308-seat theatre, 50 E. Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA 01852 (adjacent to Lowell Memorial Auditorium).  Each season, Merrimack Rep presents an eclectic mix of contemporary productions, engaging the best available actors, designers and directors in the country.  Founded in 1979, Merrimack Rep’s mission is “To advance the cause of human understanding by creating theatrical productions at the highest level of artistic excellence and making them affordable to the broadest possible community.”  Its unique artistic vision is shaped by a passion for excellence and a profound commitment to its community.  Merrimack Rep strives to enhance the community’s quality of life while contributing to its economic strength, measuring success by the depth of the Company’s artistic and social contribution to the region.

Merrimack Repertory Theatre’s 2009-2010 Season
Flings & Eros by The Flying Karamazov Brothers, September 10 – October 4, 2009; The Seafarer by Conor McPherson, October 15 – November 8, 2009; Heroes by Gerald Sibleyras, adapted by Tom Stoppard, November 19 – December 13, 2009; Fabuloso, A Play by John Kolvenbach, January 7 – January 31, 2010; Black Pearl Sings!by Frank Higgins, February 11 – March 7, 2010; The Last Days of Mickey & Jean by Richard Dresser, March 18 – April 11, 2010; The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead by Robert Hewett, April 22 – May 16, 2010.