By Sheila Barth
BOX INFO: Merrimack Repertory Theatre presents Marco Ramirez’s award-winning, 80-minute, one-act play through October 8, Nancy L. Donahue Theatre, 50 E.Merrimack St., Lowell.$26-$73. Senior, student, group, military discounts. Also additional events. mrt.org., 978-654-4678.
A superlative ensemble cast, under the direction of IRNE and Eliot Norton award-winner Megan Sandberg-Zakian, packs some powerful one-two punches and societal-racial jabs in playwright Marco Ramirez’s award-winning, 80-minute, one-act boxing drama, “The Royale”. The play is currently making its New England premiere through October 8 at Merrimack Repertory Theatre.