Lowell MAThe Friends of MRT are excited to announce Merrimack Repertory Theatre’s Cast Party Gala will be held Friday, May 20 at 6pm at the Andover Country Club. The night will consist of great food, dancing, live music by the Star Dust Band, and appearances by many of the actors and directors who appeared at Merrimack Rep during the 2010-2011 season. All proceeds raised from the Gala go to support MRT’s mainstage and educational programs. Tickets to the Cast Party Gala are $150, and can be purchased online at www.merrimackrep.org. Sponsorships, tables and individual tickets can be purchased by calling Jeffrey Prescott at 978.654.7552. The Andover Country Club is located at 60 Canterbury Street in Andover, MA.

The Friends of MRT is an auxiliary fundraising group that hosts special events, social functions and fund drives.  The group plays a pivotal role in strengthening Merrimack Repertory Theatre’s base of support by introducing new people to MRT and making events like this possible.  Members of the Friends of MRT enjoy a fun, social environment, opportunity to network with other theatre lovers and supporters, and the valuable sense of accomplishment that accompanies volunteer work.  To join the Friends of MRT or for more information, please contact Jeff Prescott, Development Associate, at development@merrimackrep.org or 978.654.7552.

Merrimack Repertory Theatre’s 2011-2012 Season is sponsored by Lowell Cooperative Bank.  Merrimack Repertory Theatre is funded in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Several sponsorship levels are available to the Cast Party Gala. The highest level, a Playwright sponsorship, features one table for ten with premium placement, a prominent full page advertisement in program book and other event signage for $10,000. Director level sponsorships are available for $5,000 and features one table for ten with first class table placement, a prominent listing in program book and other event signage.  For $2,500, Stage Manager sponsorships are available and feature one table of eight with preferred table placement, a listing in program book and other event signage.

Merrimack Repertory Theater’s 2011-2012 Season
The Persian Quarter by Kathleen Cahill, September 15 – October 9, 2011
This Verse Business by A.M. Dolan, October 20 – November 13, 2011
Reduced Shakespeare Company ® Christmas Show (title TBA) by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor, November 25 – December 18, 2011
The Voice of the Turtle by John Van Druten, January 5 – January 29, 2012
Daddy Long Legs – book by John Caird, music and lyrics by Paul Gordon, based on the novel by Jean Webster, February 9 – March 4, 2012
Mrs. Whitney by John Kolvenbach, March 15 – April 8, 2012
Ghost-Writer by Michael Hollinger, April 19 – May 13, 2012.

SUBSCRIPTIONS: Don’t miss a single show! Subscription packages are now on sale to Merrimack Repertory Theatre’s 2011-2012 Season. All subscriptions include exclusive subscriber-only benefits, including free parking, restaurant and theatre discounts, lost ticket insurance and free, unlimited ticket exchanges.  For season or subscription information, call 978-654-4MRT (4678), or visit www.merrimackrep.org.

TICKETS: Tickets to all productions in the 2011-2012 Season go on sale on August 9.  Tickets begin at $25.  Discounts are available for students, seniors and groups.  Tickets may be purchased online at www.merrimackrep.org or by calling the Box Office at 978-654-4MRT (4678).

For more information, bios, interviews, or photos, please contact Dan Berube at 978-654-7595 or berube@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).