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Lauren Gunderson (Silent Sky), one of the most-produced playwrights in America, returns to Merrimack Repertory Theatre for the fourth time with The Heath. This time, she turns her prodigious storytelling skills on herself. Connecting personal experiences with Shakespeare's writings, she wrestles with how you can make peace with a beloved relative who seems unlike you in every way. This beautiful meditation on her grandfather's life draws on everything from King Lear to the banjo. The Heath is a soul-stirring story of redemption, love, madness, and the science of memory.

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