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27th Season ~ Perseverance

4 Mainstage Plays ~ 1 New Work Series ~ 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 27th Season to plays about pressing on.

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

You and I
by Philip Barry
September 7 - October 7, 2018

Matey White lives an enviable, secure, conventional life with his wife Nancy and their two children.
Yet, at 43, he is haunted by dreams of an artistic career that he forswore at 20.
  Spurred by an old friend's fame and encouraged by Nancy, Matey leaves business and picks up a paintbrush.
But when they see their gifted son give up his own ambitions just as a turn in the markets squeezes the family's resources,
the Whites face decisions they thought they'd put behind them—this time, without the naïve confidence of youth.
You and I is witty and hopeful, with just enough irony to make it
the first Broadway hit by the author of The Philadelphia Story and Holiday.

"YOU AND I" is produced by special arrangement with Samuel,  French, Inc.

Shadow of

by Robert Ardrey

November 9  - December 9, 2018

In documentary theater style, Shadow of Heroes follows the intertwined lives of three people from the liberation of Hungary from the Nazis in 1945 to its invasion by the Soviet army in 1956.  A story of devoted friends and lovers fighting for their ideals in the face of political opportunism, temptation, and betrayal, the 1958 play is a chilling insight into the fragility of decency and conviction in the face of authoritarian power.

Uhuru Quartet
Women Composers Concert
December 10, 2018

The groundbreaking string quartet plays a debut concert at Metropolitan,
entirely devoted to women composers.
Yibin Li and
Christophe Giovaninetti

from the French American Ensemble
December 20 and 21, 2018

Celebrated violinists play duets from
Bach, Gliere, and Prokofiev.
It's A
Wonderful Life

December 16, 2018

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

Golden Williams Duo

January 9, 2019

Diana Golden, Cello, and Gregory K. Williams, Viola,
present a program of 20th and 21st century composers
Linda Means to Wait
written and performed
by Linda Kuriloff

January 10 - 13, 2019

A journey from South Africa to Chicago, from girlhood to womanhood,
by an inspired actress and teacher, last seen on Metropolitan's stage in On Strivers Row.

State of the Union
by Howard Lindsey and
Russell Crouse

February 8 - March 10, 2019
The Party insiders have the perfect candidate to take back the Presidency: a straight-talking, celebrated businessman who promises to revive Washington with a breath of fresh air. A couple little matters need to be cleared up--the extramarital affairs, the political naïveté--but soon enough he's on his way to the nomination.
What they don't count on in his having a mind of his own...and a moral fiber that grows stronger and stronger the deeper he gets in the swamp.
An inspiring and cautionary comedy for our time--
all the more because it is surely not of our time!

State of the Union is presented by special arrangement with
Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

The Poor of
New York
by Dion Boucicault

April 19 - May 19, 2019

 A financial crash, a government shut-down, and a banker grows rich off another man's fortune,
while that man's family sinks deeper and deeper into debt. 
Their lives are all intertwined with a young aristocrat,
an immigrant family, and a whimsical, opportunistic thief,
all struggling with newfound poverty.
But in the melodramatic universe,
deliverance comes from unexpected places.
East Side Stories
Back Again

May 30 - June 16, 2019

All new works celebrating the life and lore of the ever-changing East.  Back again, after a year's sabbatical.
Schedule subject to change. Metropolitan reserves the right to substitute alternate productions and to change performance dates as needed for any scheduled programs.