MRT’s Provocative ‘THE ROYALE’ Pulls No Punches


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., 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.

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