The American Legacy
Metropolitan Playhouse
The American Legacy

220 East Fourth Street  ~  New York, New York   10009
Administration: (212) 995 8410  ~  Tickets: 800-838-3006
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Praise for The Boss...

-Catherine Rampell
"a terrific production....the modern remarkable"
Matt Roberson

"resounds with contemporary echoes....compelling theater"

- Karl Levett

"incisive....another reason to seek out more hidden treasures of American theater"
-Joel Benjamin

"Startlingly fresh...crisp and cogent"
- Michael Feingold
"Stellar...marvelous...gorgeous ...brilliant. Not to be missed"
Cindy Pierre

"vigorous and exciting evening of theater"
-Victor Gluck

Meghan Hoffman
photo by Sarah Jun
by Edward Sheldon

In 1911, a bare-knuckles robber-baron has taken over the grain industry in a Great Lakes city, squeezing out all competition, crushing his workers, and turning a once proud city into his own fiefdom. A youthful idealist organizes a strike to fight back, and the Boss threatens to bankrupt the entire town.  Perhaps the only real hope lies in the unlikeliest place: the heart of a ruthless man who has also fallen in love. One-half melodrama, one-half social protest, The Boss is a confrontation of corporate power, individual generosity, community values, and even a newly globalizing economy--all from 100 years ago.

Click here for more on author Edward Sheldon from Harvard Magazine

J. Stephen Brantley
Richard Cottrell
John Fennessy
David Friedlander
Erik Gullberg
Dave Hanson
Carolyn Hartvigsen
Meghan Hoffman
John Isgro
Joel Rainwater
Howard Thoresen

* The cast and Stage Manager are members of Actors Equity Association.
The Boss  is an AEA Approved Showcase.

Directed by
Alex Roe
Stage Manager
William Vann Carlton*
Set Design
Alex Roe
Lighting Design by
Christopher Weston
Costume Design by
Sidney Fortner
Gladys Foxe
Production Assistants
Jessica Doherty
Rhys Evans
Tori Sicklick