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September 6, 2012

$5 night at the theater to see MRT's Homestead Crossing

The surprise arrival of two young lovers needing assistance disrupts a predictable day in the life of a comfortably married middle-aged couple in the world premiere production of Homestead Crossing, a comedy by William Donnelly, directed by Kyle Fabel at Merrimack Repertory Theatre. Homestead Crossing runs from today, Sept. 6, through the end of the month.

Sept. 6 provides a special opportunity for people to see the production for $5 a few evenings before its official opening night on Sept. 9.

Otherwise, tickets begin at $20 and are on sale through MRT.org or by calling 978-654-4678. Merrimack Repertory Theatre’s Box Office is located at 50 E. Merrimack St. Lowell.

“William Donnelly is a writer with an elegant wit and a unique way of looking at human relationships,” said MRT Artistic Director Charles Towers. “I wanted to open our renovated space with something that reflected MRT’s core. Because MRT has become renowned for producing contemporary and new plays, especially by American writers, producing Homestead Crossing - a world premiere by a Massachusetts playwright, seemed a perfect fit.”

SPECIAL EVENTS FOR HOMESTEAD CROSSING

@text1_boldintro\:: $5 Night: For the Sept. 6 at 7:30 p.m. show, patrons may purchase tickets for $5, cash only, at the MRT Box Office between 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. There is a limit of two tickets per person. Following the performance, there will also be a director’s dialogue, where the director and designers will field audience questions and describe how the play was staged.

Opening Night: Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. , audience members are invited to join Merrimack Rep’s staff and cast after the show in raising a glass of champagne to celebrate the opening of the production.

Cookie Matinee: Sept. 12 at 2 p.m., patrons can enjoy complimentary cookies and coffee in the lobby before the show, courtesy of Brew’d Awakening Coffeehaus. Post Show Forums: Audiences can stay after the 7:30 p.m. performance to learn the inside scoop and chat with the actors on Sept. 13, 20 and 27.

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