The American Legacy
Metropolitan Playhouse
The American Legacy

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Praise for The Boss...

NYTimes
"Spectacular...formidable"
-Catherine Rampell

nytheatre.com
"a terrific production....the modern relevancy...is remarkable"
-
Matt Roberson

BackStage
"resounds with contemporary echoes....compelling theater"

- Karl Levett


T2C
"incisive....another reason to seek out more hidden treasures of American theater"
-Joel Benjamin

Voice
"Startlingly fresh...crisp and cogent"
- Michael Feingold

StageandCinema.com
"Stellar...marvelous...gorgeous ...brilliant. Not to be missed"
-
Cindy Pierre

theatrescene
"vigorous and lively....an exciting evening of theater"

-Victor Gluck


Meghan Hoffman
photo by Sarah Jun

THE BOSS
by Edward Sheldon


In 1911, a bare-knuckles robber-baron has taken over the grain industry in a Great Lakes city, squeezing out all competition, crushing his workers, and turning a once proud city into his own fiefdom. A youthful idealist organizes a strike to fight back, and the Boss threatens to bankrupt the entire town.  Perhaps the only real hope lies in the unlikeliest place: the heart of a ruthless man who has also fallen in love. One-half melodrama, one-half social protest, The Boss is a confrontation of corporate power, individual generosity, community values, and even a newly globalizing economy--all from 100 years ago.

November - December 2012
Sun
Mon
Tues  Wed 
Thurs Fri
Sat






17

8pm
Preview
18*
3pm
Preview
19

7:30pm
PWYW



23

8pm
Preview
**24**

8 pm
Opening
Gala
25*
3 pm


28
3 pm
29

8 pm
30

8 pm
1
3 pm
8 pm
2*
3 pm


5
3 pm
6

8pm
7

8 pm
8
3 pm
8 pm
9*
3 pm


12
3 pm
13

8 pm
14

8pm
15
3 pm
8 pm
16*
3 pm

*Talkbacks after every Sunday matinée.
Come back for the schedule as speakers are confirmed.


Starring*
J. Stephen Brantley
Richard Cottrell
John Fennessy
David Friedlander
Erik Gullberg
Dave Hanson
Carolyn Hartvigsen
Meghan Hoffman
John Isgro
Joel Rainwater
Howard Thoresen


* The cast and Stage Manager are members of Actors Equity Association.
The Boss  is an AEA Approved Showcase.

Directed by
Alex Roe
Stage Manager
William Vann Carlton*
Set Design
Alex Roe
Lighting Design by
Christopher Weston
Costume Design by
Sidney Fortner
Dramaturgy
Gladys Foxe
Production Assistants
Jessica Doherty
Rhys Evans
Tori Sicklick