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27th Season ~ Perseverance

4 Mainstage Plays ~ 1 New Work Series ~ Concerts and Special Events


Metropolitan is the Obie Award winning theater
"helping us see, theatrically, where we’ve been and where we are."

We devote the 27th Season to plays about pressing on.

Buy a season pass to all performances,
with phone reservations, choice of seating, and discounts fo
r guests...


You and I
by Philip Barry
September 7 - October 7, 2018

Matey White lives an enviable, secure, conventional life with his wife Nancy and their two children.
Yet, at 43, he is haunted by dreams of an artistic career that he forswore at 20.
  Spurred by an old friend's fame and encouraged by Nancy, Matey leaves business and picks up a paintbrush.
But when they see their gifted son give up his own ambitions just as a turn in the markets squeezes the family's resources,
the Whites face decisions they thought they'd put behind them—this time, without the naïve confidence of youth.
You and I is witty and hopeful, with just enough irony to make it
the first Broadway hit by the author of The Philadelphia Story and Holiday.


"YOU AND I" is produced by special arrangement with Samuel,  French, Inc.

Shadow of Heroes
by Robert Ardrey


November 9  - December 9, 2018
In documentary theater style, Shadow of Heroes follows the intertwined lives of three people from the liberation of Hungary from the Nazis in 1945 to its invasion by the Soviet army in 1956.  A story of devoted friends and lovers fighting for their ideals in the face of political opportunism, temptation, and betrayal, the 1958 play is a chilling insight into the fragility of decency and conviction in the face of authoritarian power.

Area 9 Quartet
Winter concert




Boston's classical saxophone quartet returns for the third year to Metropolitan's intimate space.
It's A Wonderful Life
December 16, 2018

The annual participatory reading of Frank Capra's sentimental classic.
Everyone takes a role; the more, the Mary-er.

State of the Union
by Howard Lindsey and
Russell Crouse

February 8 - March 10, 2019
The Party insiders have the perfect candidate to take back the Presidency: a straight-talking, celebrated businessman who promises to revive Washington with a breath of fresh air. A couple little matters need to be cleared up--the extramarital affairs, the political naïveté--but soon enough he's on his way to the nomination.
What they don't count on in his having a mind of his own...and a moral fiber that grows stronger and stronger the deeper he gets in the swamp.
An inspiring and cautionary comedy for our time--
all the more because it is surely not of our time!

State of the Union is presented by special arrangement with
Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

TBD

April 12 - May 12, 2019


The mystery is half the fun.
East Side Stories
Back Again

May 30 - June 16, 2019


All new works celebrating the life and lore of the ever-changing East.  Back again, after a year's sabbatical.
Schedule subject to change. Metropolitan reserves the right to substitute alternate productions and to change performance dates as needed for any scheduled programs.