The Season of Theater
Merrimack Repertory Theatre
The Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) presents Tiny Beautiful Things, a theatre adaptation by Nia Vardala, based on the book by Cheryl Strayed on the strength of the human spirit during the search for love and life. Strayed responded to personal letters for years, offering insights for everyday challenges; her responses were later incorporated in her book Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar.
Being able to share stories has helped readers gain a new understanding and mindset when stepping out their front door. MRT captures these moments for the stage, giving audiences a chance to see the scenarios come to life. Tiny Beautiful Things opens MRT’s season Wednesday September, 11th, and runs till October 6th.
For fifteen years, Image Theater has captured the minds of audiences through various stories, film, plays, and novel adaptations-all without a home stage. This locally-traveling company prides itself on producing unpublished plays and musicals by New England writers and composers.
Those who want a laugh out of politics will love the exaggerations of stand-up comedian Jimmy Tingle’s show, Comedy Meets Politics. The non-profit theatre will host Tingle for two nights at The Old Court on September 13th and 14th. Tingle’s performance is sure to leave the audience laughing with witty remarks, deconstruction of political matters, and timely topics.
Join Image Theater in November for the 13th Annual “Naughty Readings,” a fundraiser of “sexy, silly, and outrageous” adult-only plays and songs. Stay for the after-show catering party to meet the actors and playwrights.
Founded in 2016 by Leo Jordan, Balefire Productions Community Theater was created to liven up the local theatre experience and give back to the community with exciting productions. Partnering with Gallery Z (Artist co-op, Café, and Theater), Jordan changed Balefire this summer to reinvigorate the workspace, offering a fresh theatrical experience.
Middlesex Community College Performing Arts Theater
The Richard and Nancy Donahue Family Academic Arts Center is a state-of-the art theater with an upcoming season of theater, dance, and music. The historic Arts Center, once a railroad station, movie theater, and bowling alley is now home to Middlesex Community College’s Performing Arts Program.
The Women of Lockerbie, a story of a mother from New Jersey in search of her son’s remains in the hills of Lockerbie, Scotland, premiers September 26th at the MCC Theater. It’s a story of determination involving acts of love and hate following a crashed commercial plane in the area. The play has five performances with three between the 26th - 28th at 7 p.m., and two on the 28th and 29th at 2 p.m.