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26th Season ~ Resilience
4 Mainstage Plays ~ 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 26th Season to plays about bouncing back.

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

The Climbers
by Clyde Fitch
September 8 - October 8, 2017

In the middle of the Great Depression an idyllic summer among the rich is threatened by forces that pit the haves against the have-nots.
by Arthur Kopit

November 17 - December 17, 2017
From 1968, the story of 19th Century European Americans’ settlement of western North America and displacement and confinement of the Native American population, as well as its subsequent mythologizing of that time…and told as a Wild West Show starring none other than Buffalo Bill Cody!  Written as a protesting inquiry into the Vietnam War, Indians resonates anew with today’s confrontations between cultures foreign and domestic.

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

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

A Marriage Contract
by Augustin Daly

February 16-March 18, 2018

It's a comedy of country and city life when well-intentioned and determined lovers of each must contend with falling in love with one another. The valiant effort of a city boy to break himself to his country wife's little town nearly succeeds, in spite of its inertia and judgements. At least his failure opens some hitherto closed eyes and hearts.
The Jewish King Lear
by Jacob Gordin
in a new English translation by
Ruth Gay
April 27 - May 27, 2018

Jacob Gordin's 1892 play transformed Yiddish theater in America. This piece, inspired by Shakespeare, plumbed new depths of realism and helped shift the theatrical mores toward serious drama.
Tango Shalom
The Murad-Zinger Duo
Nicole Murad & Pablo Zinger

Zinger and Murad bring their Sephardic, Ashkenazi, Latin-American and North-American backgrounds together in a program of Sephardic and Yiddish songs.
Schedule subject to change. Metropolitan reserves the right to substitute alternate productions and to change performance dates as needed for any scheduled programs.