In honor of the the theater'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 there. 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 it entered World War II, it chronicles the cost of war on a small town, and stars Joel Colodner (A Christmas Carol). University of Massachusetts Lowell professor Todd F. Tietchen edited the manuscript, which is full of Kerouac's gorgeous and poetic prose. It is adapted by MRT artistic director Sean Daniels (The White Chip) and produced in collaboration with the Estate of Jack Kerouac.