Building Community Through Theater


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From furthering education to encouraging self-expression to bringing a group together, community theater is key to creating a true sense of camaraderie in your neighborhood. 

Come Together. Theater gathers all different people for one common goal: to put on a great production. It’s an opportunity for everyone to learn new ways to work with one another and hopefully become better individuals and a better group as a whole. Even the audience will have the opportunity to experience a diverse group working as one to achieve their goal—all while they enjoy the show! 

Promote Creativity. Many schools have lost their arts budgets and community theater provides a space for young people to explore their creative side without fear of rejection. It allows for self-expression, inviting participants of all ages to explore language and emotions without judgements.

Merrimack Reperatory Theater’s production of  Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

Merrimack Reperatory Theater’s production of Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

Discover Local Theater. Celebrating its 40thseason, the Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) is a great example of community theater right here in Lowellat the Nancy L. Donahue Theatre in the historic Liberty Hall, adjacent to the Lowell Memorial Auditorium. They maintain a commitment to contemporary voices and new plays, MRT produces seven works, including several world premieres, each season. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Sean Daniels and Executive Director Bonnie J. Butkas, MRT strives to fulfill its mission to share theatrical stories of human understanding that reflect and engage the community.

See A Show Now. Thorndike Exchange is excited to sponsor MRT’s latest production, Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley. This holiday treat is perfect for Jane Austin fans and the whole family. Reuniting the author’s characters from Pride and Prejudice, this whimsical period piece features love letters delivered to the wrong person and unexpected engagement announcements. Click here for show times and tickets.