Free Reading of Kerouac's Haunted Life

Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 7:00pm




by Jack Kerouac

Adapted by Sean Daniels
Directed by Sean Daniels and christopher osca peña

FREE admission with required RSVP

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Join Merrimack Repertory Theatre for exclusive access to the creative process when we present a reading of Sean Daniels' stage adaptation of Jack Kerouac's The Haunted Life.

Comley-Lane Theatre
UMass Lowell South Campus

Mahoney Hall
870 Broadway St | Lowell, MA

Some parking will be available behind the Comley-Lane Theatre, 870 Broadway. Additional parking will be available in the lot on the northeast corner of Broadway and Wilder Streets (entrance on Broadway).

The reading will be directed by Daniels, Artistic Director of MRT and writer of the play The White Chip, and christopher oscar peña, and presented in partnership with the UMass Lowell’s UML’s Theatre Arts Program and Department of English. UMass Lowell Associate Professor Todd Tietchen, editor of The Haunted Life and Other Writings, will be serve as the consultant on the play. Michelle Volansky will be the dramaturg.

A deeply-felt drama, The Haunted Life follows the coming of age story of college student Peter Martin and his relationship with his conservative father. Taking place during America's last golden summer before entering WWII, it chronicles the cost of war on a small town - Lowell.

MRT will produce the world premiere, fully-staged version of The Haunted Life, directed by Daniels and peña, March 20 to April 14, 2019, at the Nancy L. Donahue Theatre at Liberty Hall. For tickets and information, click here. The production is sponsored by Enterprise Bank with media sponsors WBUR Public Radio, WCAP Radio, and Merrimack Valley Magazine and is produced in collaboration with the Estate of Jack Kerouac.

PlayPenn of Philadelphia and Playwrighting Center of Theatre Emory in Atlanta will host later developmental readings of the play.