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Thursday, January 28, 2010

BLACK PEARL SINGS! begins February 11 - Special Offer

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by Frank Higgins
February 11 - March 7, 2010 

A search for lost African-American folk music leads Susannah, an ambitious "song collector" for the Library of Congress, to Pearl, a woman with a soulful voice, a steely spirit and an incredible history. After meeting Pearl in a Texas jail, Susannah is convinced Pearl may know a song rare enough to earn her a teaching job at Harvard, a post denied to her thus far because of her gender. Pearl has dreams of her own, and hopes her songs will be her ticket out of jail for a reunion with her long-lost daughter.  Featuring many beloved American folk songs and spirituals - like "This Little Light of Mine," "Troubles So Hard," "Kum Ba Yah" and "Pay Me My Money Down" - the legacy of the past clashes with their hopes for the future, as they journey to find their way out of the shadows and into the spotlight. 
Special Events & Discounts
 February 11-14
Save money and help shape the show before Opening Night!

Pay What You Can Night:
February 11, 7:30pm
 Available 3 hours before curtain, in person, cash only at the Box Office.  Restricted seatingSponsored by Lowell Five.

Director's Dialogue:
February 11, 7:30pm
After the performance, enjoy the give and take as the director and designers field your questions, request input and describe the process of staging the play.

Lowell Night:  

February 13, 8:00pm
$10 tickets for Lowell residents available 3 hours before curtain, in person, cash only at the Box Office. Restricted seating.
Sponsored by Lowell Five.

Opening Night:
February 14, 7:00pm 
Join Merrimack Rep's staff and cast in raising a glass of champagne after the show.

Cookie Matinee: 
February 17, 2:00pm 
Join us for complimentary cookies and coffee in the lobby before the show!  Courtesy of Brew'd Awakening Coffeehaus.

Post Show Forums:
February 18, 7:00pm
February 25, 7:00pm
March 4, 7:00pm

Enjoy this unique opportunity to learn the inside scoop and chat with the actors after the performance. Sponsored by Yellow Book.

Purchase Tickets Online at
or Call 978.654.4MRT

Read the press release
 Read the cast bios.

Black Pearl Sings! is sponsored in part by the University of Massachusetts Lowell
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
at Stonehedge Inn in Tyngsboro, MA
Sample some of the finest wines available from the largest wine cellar in New England.  Proceeds support Merrimack Repertory Theatre's mainstage productions and education programs.
Tickets are only $45 per person
Order Online or call 978.654.7552 for reservations

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Make it a special evening for the
one you love
Buy 1 Ticket and Get 1 Free to the 7pm Opening Night performance
of Black Pearl Sings!
  • Free Champagne Toast
  • Meet the actors and creative team following the performance
  • Discounts at two of our Restaurant Partners
Blue Taleh
Thai & Japanese Cuisine
Live Jazz Trio on Valentine's Day
Open until 10pm on Sundays, call 978.453.1112 for reservations
Mediterranean Cuisine
Special Offer for Merrimack Rep ticket holders: Show your ticket to the Valentine's Day performance of Black Pearl Sings! and get 10% off your dinner. Offer good on February 14 only.  Call 978.453.4630 for reservations
Purchase Tickets Online at
or Call 978.654.4678
BPS Video
Director Benny Sato Ambush, music director Eugene Wolf, and actress Cherene Snow discuss the music of Black Pearl Sings! and what audiences should expect when they come see the production.
Stay tuned for more videos highlighting the characters of Black Pearl Sings!, the casts' favorite songs from the show, and much more.
Final Weekend - Ends January 31!
Don't miss Fabuloso!  Filled with humor and heart, Fabuloso is a screwball comedy that explores the meaning of family. Married for 8 years and without children, Teddy and Kate are stuck in a rut until Teddy's long-lost friend Arthur appears out of the blue. Convinced that Teddy is the only family he has even known, Arthur decides to move in, bringing his wacky fiancee, Samantha, along for the ride.
Order Online
Friday, January 29, 8pm
Limited Availability
Saturday, January 30, 4pm
Limited Availability
Saturday, January 30, 8pm
Fair Availability
Sunday, January 31, 2pm
Limited Availability



Save $5

Order tickets to Black Pearl Sings! online at www.MerrimackRep.org by February 11 and save $5 off each full priced ticket.
Enter the promo code: BPS5OFF 
Offer Expires: 2/7/10. Cannot be combined with any other discount.
For tickets or more information, visit
or call 978.654.4678
Lowell Cooperative Bank is the proud sponsor of the 2009-2010 Season 
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