Our 16th Season 2020-21

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Fall Season

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September 2020

Before she was a saint, Joan of Arc was a teenage girl.  This powerful story is told from the perspective of her mother, Isabelle, whose passionate nature passed itself on to Joan.  Luminous, powerful and stunningly beautiful, this deeply moving, sometimes funny play shares the journey of this everyday family during an extraordinary time. 

“Witty and piercing. Jane Anderson perfectly melds comedy and drama.” 

- Daily Beast

“Full of Discovery. Powerful and Stunning.” - New York Magazine

October 2020

 

Sherlock Holmes is dead. Or so it is assumed. The world knows the great detective went over the falls at Reichenbach with his nemesis Professor Moriarty. But as Holmes’ body was never retrieved, a number of frauds, fakes, and charlatans have come forward since to lay claim to his identity, and it falls to Dr. Watson to disprove them. Then a telegram arrives informing Watson that three men, each claiming to be Holmes, have been committed to a remote asylum off the coast of Scotland. Now Watson must discover if one of the mad men is the real Sherlock Holmes.

 

“The Jeffrey Hatcher play…is tight and clever and full of suspense—and has enough red herrings to feed a family of 40.” — Arizona Daily Star

“An amazing must-see cliffhanger.” — BroadwayWorld.com

November 2020

In Brendan's pub, isolated above the town, the men gather for their daily pint. The arrival of a stranger in their midst - a woman - spurs them to impress her with stories of souls past and of spirits very much present. But one story is more chilling and real than any of the men could have foreseen.  Stop in for a small one or a bottle of the black stuff as we re-visit this intimate show from last season.

"A richly written ghost story, “The Weir’s” superb acting makes it a must see for a Halloween treat." - KCApplauds.com

1997 Olivier Award for Best Play

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December 2020

Join in MET’s Holiday Tradition.  This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.

"One of the best holiday shows around. This is a fresh and inventive way of reconnecting with a classic story of love and redemption." - Chicago Sun-Times

January 2021

 

Ernest Janning, one of the most influential German legal minds of the pre war era, and other influential Nazis face a military tribunal in the second wave of post war trials at Nuremberg.

 

Issues at the forefront of this trial reverberate through history and challenge humanity to this day.  The Nuremberg trials brought to public attention the worst of the Nazi atrocities. 

 

Originally written as a 1957 television play, later made into an Academy Award winning 1961 film, Judgment at Nuremberg is as potent and relevant as ever.

 

"Retains its power to move and provoke us." - Time

"A powerhouse." - Newsday

"Powerful, potent, gripping edge of the seat drama." - Walter Cronkite

February 2021

Grab your sweetheart and cozy up for an evening of music celebrating being in love.  With songs from Broadway to Pop music, this celebration of the heart will fill every guy and gal with the joys of Love.

This delicious evening of warmth and closeness will carry every lover through a cold winter night. 

 

Musical Direction by Kevin Bogan

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May 2021

Consider yourself at home as Dickens’ England come to life in OLIVER! the story of a workhouse orphan who escapes to finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets, led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft that he did not commit, a series of misadventures and revelations land him in the home of the wealthy Mr. Brownlow, where Oliver discovers the true love of a family. Filled with memorable songs, unforgettable characters, and an infectious joy of life, OLIVER! remains one of the most prominent musicals of the 20th century.

Winner of the 1963 Tony Award for Best Original Score & 1968 Academy Award for Best Picture

“Vivid and varied…the tunes, glorious tunes, leave us glad to hear them time and again.” –Press Telegram.

April 2021

 

Movie star Caroline has it all: looks, fame, and a clear shot at superstardom. With pregnancy, though, her carefully crafted life gets torn apart as her body changes to grow a new life. The real and surreal blend together as Caroline grapples with her inner demons and fights for control of her own existence.  From MET Artistic Director, Karen Paisley, comes a haunting and original new play marrying breezy dialogue with the dichotomy of demands placed on professional women by contemporary society.

March 2021

Originally produced at New York's Circle Rep, this tender, ribald, and complex love story is set in a waterfront bar where seaman Harry Bales spends his shore leave. "The Sea Horse" is run by Gertrude Blum, with whom Harry enjoys a purely physical relationship; they have never shared their private yearnings. Gertrude has encased her heart behind a facade of toughness following a failed marriage. Now Harry has a dream; he wants to buy a charter fishing boat and to have a son. The play progresses through a ritual courtship as these two outwardly abrasive characters fight, make up, fight again, spin dreams, deflate them, make love and reveal their locked up secrets.

 

"I was touched close to tears."

- The Village Voice

"An incredible love story. A beautiful play!" - Newhouse Newspapers

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