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 forces that pit the haves against the have-nots.|
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
Of course, it can't happen here.
December 11, 2016
Boston's classical saxophone quartet returns for the third year to Metropolitan's intimate space.
December 16, 2016
The remarkable quartet returns for a fifth season of classical and contemporary performances at Metropolitan.
December 18, 2016
|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. Misled to belief she is faithless by a craven townsman, he casts her aside and receives her curse in return. And yet the melodramatic heart has an unerring instinct towards grace. Leah is a tale of treachery, retribution, and the cost of forgiveness from the Master of Melodrama, Augustin Daly.
Rainbow of Jewish Songs
featuring Nicole Murad & Pablo Zinger
March 7, 2017
|Zinger and Murad bring their
Sephardic, Ashkenazi, Latin-American and North-American
backgrounds together in a program of Sephardic and
|East Side Stories,
April 5 - 22, 2017
festival of all new plays and monologues
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.
June 25, 2017
Boston's classical saxophone returns for the third year to Metropolitan's intimate space.
July 7 - 9, 2017
Hailed as one of the highlights of the dance season by Ann Barzel, Rachael Kosch brings to Metropolitan 7 classically trained dancers ranging in age from 9 to 49 in four dances including three premieres.
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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