The Merrimack Repertory Theatre is the perfect place to head to the theater and enjoy a truly magical experience. It offers a chance to escape reality for a few hours and be transported to another world and to see through another human experience so similar and yet so unlike your own.
LETTERS FROM HOME
JAN 18, 2023 through FEB 5, 2023
About: With humor, passion, and a touch of Shakespeare, Kalean Ung’s Letters From Home weaves together her Cambodian family’s refugee story with her own as a bi-racial, second-generation American. Inspired by family member’s letters sent to her father from refugee camps after the Cambodian genocide, Letters from Home unearths the myths and mysteries of her family’s past as a ritual for intergenerational healing. This is also the first time this performance will be on the east coast.
Recommended for age 14 and older. Running time: Approx. 90 minutes with no intermission
Written and Performed by Kalean Ung
Directed by and Developed with Marina McClure
Music by Chinary Ung
HOW HIGH THE MOON: THE MUSIC OF ELLA FITZGERALD
MAY 3, 2023 through May 21, 2023
“Someone needs to hand Fabrique a big, juicy role in a full-on musical as soon as humanly possible!” – The New York Times (Most Happy In Concert 2022)
About: A beguiling tribute to “The First Lady of Song!” Broadway performer Tina Fabrique, who captivated theatergoers here in The Haunted Life, will treat our audiences to a new version of her award-winning hit, Ella. Reviewing Fabrique in the original, The New York Times said, “She has a strong, big, emotion-rich voice and considerable charm.” How High the Moon features Fitzgerald’s greatest hits, including “A-Tisket, A-Tasket,” “Dream a Little Dream of Me,” and “Mack the Knife.”
“It isn’t where you came from, it’s where you’re going that counts.” – Ella Fitzgerald
Recommended for age 14 and older. Running time: Approx. 80 minutes with no intermission
Starring Tina Fabrique
Music Direction by George Caldwell and Conceived by Rob Ruggiero
We hope you can attend either or both of these amazing productions!