The Haunted Life
About The Haunted Life
In honor of the theatre’s 40th Anniversary Season in Lowell, Merrimack Repertory Theatre brings a new adaptation of a “lost” novel set in Lowell by Jack Kerouac, who was born and raised here. A deeply-felt family 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, and stars Joel Colodner ("A Christmas Carol").
UMass Lowell professor Todd F. Tietchen edited the manuscript, which is full of Kerouac’s gorgeous and poetic prose. It will be adapted by MRT Artistic Director Sean Daniels (The White Chip) and produced in collaboration with the Estate of Jack Kerouac.
Recommended for ages 13 and older.