The American Legacy
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25th Season ~ Prosperity
"The supreme need of this age in America
is a practical conviction
that progress does not consist in material prosperity,
but in spiritual advancement.
Utility has long been exclusively worshiped.
The welfare of the future lies in the worship of beauty."
-- William Winter , Gray Days and Gold
Metropolitan is the Obie Award winning theater
"helping us see, theatrically, where we’ve been and where we are."
We devote the 25th Season to plays about thriving in America.
3 Mainstage Plays ~ East Village Festival ~ Concerts and Special Events
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October 4, 2016
|A reading of Susan Glaspell's groundbreaking play
in collaboration with
The International Susan Glaspell Society
by S. N. Behrman
October 7 - November 6, 2016
|In the middle of the Great Depression, an idyllic summer among the rich is threatened by the forces that pit the haves against the have-nots, tear apart families, and the menace a revolution waiting in the wings.|
October 24, 2016
|A reading of Tony Taccone and
Bennett Cohen's new adaptation of Sinclair Lewis's
terrifying tale of the rise of fascism in the
U. S. of A.
Of course, it can't happen here.
|The remarkable quartet returns for a fifth season of classical and contemporary performances at Metropolitan.|
|Area 9 Quartet
|Boston's classical saxophone returns for the third year to Metropolitan's intimate space.|
|It's A Wonderful
|The annual participatory reading of Frank
Capra's sentimental classic.
Everyone takes a role; the more, the Mary-er.
|Leah, the Forsaken
by Augustin Daly
February 10 - March 12, 2017
|In the early 18th century Austria,
a young Christian falls in love with a Jewish migrant,
cast abroad by anti-settlement laws.
Their secret love sabotaged by a vindictive townsman, he casts her aside believing her to be false,
and receives her curse in return.
A tale of treachery, retribution, and the cost of forgiveness from the Master of Melodrama, Augustin Daly.
|East Side Stories,
April 3 - 16, 2017
|Annual festival of all new plays and
celebrating the life and lore of the Lower East Side.
by Abram Hill
May 19 - June 18, 2017
|On the finest street in Harlem, the
Van Strivens aspire to introduce their accomplished
daughter to Society, but a fast talking huckster, a
vulgar wannabe, a jealous social rival from Brooklyn, and
the young woman's own hopes for her future doom the
grandest affair of the season.
A comedy of hopes and dreams in a not-so-smart set
by Abram Hill, founder of the American Negro Theater
and author of last season's Walk Hard.
quartet returns for a fifth season of classical and
contemporary performances at Metropolitan.
|Area 9 Quartet
|Boston's classical saxophone returns for
year to Metropolitan's intimate space.
Schedule subject to change. Metropolitan reserves the right to substitute alternate productions and to change performance dates as needed for any scheduled programs.
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