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MRT Announces Cast for World Premiere of Jack Kerouac’s, ‘The Haunted Life’


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Cast Features Disney TV Star and a Broadway Veteran

Merrimack Repertory Theatre announced that today the cast of the world premiere of Jack Kerouac’s The Haunted Life by Sean Daniels, adapted from the “lost” novel, and directed by Daniels and christopher oscar peña, in coordination with The Estate of Jack Kerouac, from March 20 to April 14, according to Artistic Director Daniels and Executive Director Bonnie J. Butkas.

 The cast includes Vichet Chum, whose MRT credits include Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley and his own one-person story, KNYUM; Joel Colodner, a longtime MRT regular, whose most recent credits include Native Gardens, A Christmas Carol, and Glengarry Glen Ross; Tina Fabrique, whose Broadway credits includeRagtime, Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk, and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying; Chicago actress Caroline Neff, whose credits include Airline Highway, directed by Joe Mantello, and Three Sisters, adapted by Tracy Letts; and Raviv Ullman, best known for playing Phil Duffy, the lead character on the long-running Disney series “Phil of the Future.” His recent theatre credits include The New Group’s Russian Transport and Sticks and Bones with Holly Hunter and Richard Chamberlain Off-Broadway.

In The Haunted Life, college student Peter argues politics with his conservative father, dreams of adventure with his buddies, and romances his girl. It’s a breezy, golden summer in 1942 in Lowell, MA, until WWII brings an alarming darkness. Peter witnesses the toll the war takes on everyone he loves, and he desperately seeks his place in a changing America.

Tickets to The Haunted Life, March 20-April 14, can be purchased by contacting the MRT Box Office at 978-654-4678 or visit mrt.org. Tickets range from $24 to $66.

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