Kerouac play to premiere on author’s 90th birthday

Beat Generation will be produced by officials at the Merrimack Repertory Theatre and the University of Massachusetts Lowell as part of the 2012 Jack Kerouac Literary Festival in the novelist and poet’s hometown of Lowell, Massachusetts.

The three-act play will be staged between 10 and 14 October (12).

Kerouac was known as a member of the Beat Generation, a group of culturally-significant American writers which rose to prominence in the 1950s. The also group included Allen Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs.