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Valentine’s Day Special At Merrimack Rep

Merrimack Repertory Theatre is helping to create the perfect Valentine’s Day date. MRT is offering Buy 1 Get 1 Free tickets for the 7pm Opening Night performance of Black Pearl Sings! on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2010. As part of the Opening Night celebration, the audience will enjoy a free champagne toast and meet-and-greet with the actors and creative team following the performance. This special ticket offer is available online at or by calling 978.654.4MRT. The promotion will be applied automatically when two tickets are ordered.

In addition, four of MRT’s restaurant partners are offering special Valentine’s Day promotions for ticket holders on February 14. Centro Restaurant and Bar is offering 10% off dinner with a Black Pearl Sings! ticket stub. Blue Taleh, featuring Thai and Japanese cuisine, will have a live jazz trio performing all day. Cobblestones of Lowell and Moonstones of Chelmsford are each offering two seatings during the day and featuring special Valentine’s menus and promotions. Reservations for each restaurant are highly encouraged. Contact information for each restaurant is available on the “Area Dining” page of Merrimack Rep’s website under “Visit Us.”

In Black Pearl Sings!, a search for lost African-American folk music leads Susannah, an ambitious “song collector” for the Library of Congress, to Pearl, a woman with a soulful voice, a steely spirit and an incredible history. After meeting Pearl in a Texas jail, Susannah is convinced Pearl may know a song rare enough to earn her a teaching job at Harvard, a post denied to her thus far because of her gender. Pearl has dreams of her own, and hopes her songs will be her ticket out of jail for a reunion with her long-lost daughter. Featuring many beloved American folk songs and spirituals – like “This Little Light of Mine,” “Troubles So Hard,” “Kum Ba Yah” and “Pay Me My Money Down” – the legacy of the past clashes with their hopes for the future, as they journey to find their way out of the shadows and into the spotlight. The all-Equity cast of Black Pearl Sings! features Cherene Snow (Pearl) and Valerie Leonard (Susannah), both in their Merrimack Rep debuts, directed by Benny Sato Ambush.

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