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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.

Made it

3 Mainstage Plays ~ East Village Festival ~ Concerts and Special Events

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r guests...
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October 4, 2016

A reading of Susan Glaspell's groundbreaking play
in collaboration with
The International Susan Glaspell Society
End of Summer
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.
It Can't Happen Here
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.

Area 9 Quartet
Winter concert
December 11, 2016

Boston's classical saxophone quartet returns for the third year to Metropolitan's intimate space.
Iris String Quartet
Winter Concert
December 16, 2016

The remarkable quartet returns for a fifth season of classical and contemporary performances
at Metropolitan.
It's A Wonderful Life
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.

A 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 Yiddish songs.
East Side Stories,
April 5 - 22, 2017
Annual festival of all new plays and monologues
celebrating the life and lore of the Lower East Side.
On Striver's Row
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.

Area 9 Quartet
Spring Concert
June 25, 2017

Boston's classical saxophone returns for the third year to Metropolitan's intimate space.
Rachael Kosch
Dance Company

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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admission to all this year's presentations

and receive discounts for guests