MRT Scores 15 IRNE Nominations; Includes Two “Best Play” Nods

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Sean Daniels is nominated by the Independent Reviewers of New England for best director of a play for Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley COURTESY PHOTO

 

The Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) announced today that Merrimack Repertory Theatre received 15 theatre award nominations, including two “Best Play” nods for Lost Laughs: The Slapstick Tragedy of Fatty Arbuckle and Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley. Individual nominees include MRT Artistic Director Sean Daniels, director Nathan Keepers, and actors Vichet Chum, Veronica Duerr, Amanda Collins, Aaron Muñoz, and the full cast of Miss Bennet.

MRT competes in the “large theatre” category with primarily Boston theatres, including The Huntington and American Repertory Theatre. The awards will be presented at the 22nd Annual IRNE Awards ceremony at 7:30 p.m. on April 8 at The Inn at Brookline off Kenmore Square.

MRT nominations include:

Best Play – Large Theatre

Lost Laughs: The Slapstick Tragedy of Fatty Arbuckle
Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

Best New Play

Lost Laughs: The Slapstick Tragedy of Fatty Arbuckle by Andy Bayiates and Aaron Muñoz

Director-Play

Sean Daniels, Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley
Nathan Keepers, Lost Laughs: The Slapstick Tragedy of Fatty Arbuckle

Solo Performance

Vichet Chum, KNYUM

Ensemble

Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

Supporting Actress-Play

Veronika Duerr, Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

Actress-Play

Amanda Collins, Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

Actor-Play

Aaron Muñoz, Lost Laughs: The Slapstick Tragedy of Fatty Arbuckle

Set Design

James J. Fenton, Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

Costume Design

Linda Ross, Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

Lighting Design

D.M. Wood, Lost Laughs: The Slapstick Tragedy of Fatty Arbuckle

Projection Design

Seaghan Mackay, Little Orphan Danny
Jon Hwaas, KNYUM