Merrimack Repertory Theatre, the nationally-acclaimed professional theatre of the Merrimack Valley, is located in beautiful historic downtown Lowell at Liberty Hall. Each season, MRT presents an eclectic mix of six contemporary productions, engaging the best available actors, designers and directors in the country. Founded in 1979 by a group of committed civic leaders, MRT's mission is "To advance the cause of human understanding by creating theatrical productions at the highest level of artistic excellence and making them affordable to the broadest possible community." MRT's unique artistic vision is shaped by a passion for excellence and a profound commitment to its community. MRT strives to enhance the community's quality of life while contributing to its economic strength, measuring success by the depth of the Company's artistic and social contribution to the region.