The Lowell Offering
“Absorbing, funny and thoroughly entertaining – one of MRT’s best in years.” – Lowell Sun review of Lost Laughs by Andy Bayiates and Aaron Munoz
In 1840 in Lowell, MA, a group of factory workers began publishing the world’s first magazine written solely by women; it was called The Lowell Offering. This is the story of the magazine’s editor, Harriet Farley, and a labor activist, Sarah Bagley – and the rise and fall of their friendship, the magazine, and Lowell’s “Mill Girl” culture.
For tickets, call the MRT Box Office at 978-654-4678 or visit mrt.org. Tickets $24-$66. Senior prices available. Recommended for students age 16 and older.
Additional time info:
$5 FIRST NIGHT
WEDNESDAY MARCH 18TH, 7:30 PM
$5 tickets are available for the first preview of each show, with complimentary pizza and beer following the performance. Tickets are sold cash-only in person at the Box Office beginning at 4:30 PM. Sponsored by Anton’s Cleaners.
WINE DOWN FRIDAY
FRIDAY MARCH 20TH, AFTER THE 8:00 PM SHOW
Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine with the cast and crew in the lobby following the 8:00 PM performance.
SUNDAY MARCH 22ND, BEFORE THE 2:00 PM SHOW
Enjoy complimentary tea before the show, courtesy of Crose Nest.
WEDNESDAY MARCH 25TH, BEFORE THE 2:00 PM SHOW
Come to the 2:00 PM Wednesday afternoon show and enjoy fresh-baked cookies and coffee on the house from our friends at Brew’d Awakening. Senior groups of 6+ may purchase $16 tickets to any Cookie Matinee; if you have fewer than 6 people, seniors enjoy 10% off tickets to any show, all season.
THURSDAY MARCH 26TH, 7:30 PM SHOW
Lowell residents can purchase $10 tickets to this performance with proof of residency. Tickets are sold cash-only in person at the Box Office beginning at 4:30 PM.
ASK THE ARTISTS
THURSDAYS MARCH 2TH and APRIL 2ND, AFTER THE 7:30 PM SHOW
Join us for a Q&A session with the actors, directors, or designers of the production immediately following the second and third Thursday performances of each play.
EDUCATOR AND MILITARY DISCOUNT DAYS
SATURDAY MARCH 28TH, 4PM
MRT offers Educator and Military Discounts of 50% off tickets for this performance using the discount codes ED50and MIL50. Please show ID when picking up tickets. In addition, MRT is a proud member of the Blue Star Theatre program and offers all active duty, veteran or retired military personnel $10 off up to four tickets per production with code MIL.
THURSDAY APRIL 2ND, BEFORE THE 7:30 PM SHOW
Gather your girlfriends, sisters, and mothers for a night out on the town that includes a dessert and wine reception from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Enjoy the 7:30 performance and stick around for Ask the Artists following the show. Learn more about Ladies Night and how to RSVP here.
SUNDAY APRIL 5TH, 2:00 PM
Open captioning is the third Sunday at the 2:00 PM matinee of each play. Open captioning uses a text screen on one side of the stage to display simultaneous translation of dialogue and lyrics during a live performance. The text is easily viewable from select seats in the theatre. Please call the Box Office at 978-654-4678 when booking your tickets and mention your interest in open captioning in order to secure the best view of the display.
50 East Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA 01852