Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


October 10, 2013

Out & About: Young musicians tune up for BYSO season


Minogue will sing and perform selections on the Irish harp to highlight the beauty of the fall season and the rich Celtic heritage of the harp. Her songs will be in both Gaelic and English and she may even add a line or two of poetry.

The program explores the manner in which fall and the harvest season reflected the ancient cycle of the year for the early Irish and Celts.

Admission is free. For more information, visit or call 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32.

Sibling rivalry plays out at Merrimack

“True West,” a dark comedy about family dysfunction and sibling rivalry written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard, comes to Merrimack College next week.

Associate professor Kathleen Sills is directing the play of duality that focuses on two estranged brothers — a successful screenwriter and a petty thief — who are reconnecting.

The cast features Merrimack students Josh Canner, a freshman from Andover as Saul Kimmer; Nathaniel Vilandre, a sophomore from Shrewsbury as Austin; Matt McCormick, a senior from Arlington as Lee; and Kali Tudisco, a junior from North Andover as Austin’s mother.

The production is presented by the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Merrimack. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 17 through 19, at 7:30 p.m., with an additional matinee on Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. General admission tickets are $10, with students and college employees admitted for $5. For tickets or information, visit or call 978-837-5355.


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