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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 for guests...
by Philip Barry
September 7 - October 7, 2018
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.
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.
Women Composers Concert
December 10, 2018
The groundbreaking string quartet plays a debut concert at Metropolitan,
entirely devoted to women composers.
|Yibin Li and
from the French American Ensemble
December 20 and 21, 2018
violinists play duets from
Bach, Gliere, and Prokofiev.
December 16, 2018
|The annual participatory
reading of Frank Capra's sentimental classic.
Everyone takes a role; the more, the Mary-er.
January 9, 2019
Golden, Cello, and Gregory K. Williams, Viola,
present a program of 20th and 21st century composers
Means to Wait
written and performed
by Linda Kuriloff
January 10 - 13, 2019
journey from South Africa to Chicago, from girlhood to
by an inspired actress and teacher, last seen on Metropolitan's stage in On Strivers Row.
|State of the
by Howard Lindsey and
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
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.
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.
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.