Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre @ Warwick – 2019/20 Season

MET’s 15th Season offers the usual variety of Major Masterworks and Contemporary Classics. 

Order Season tickets by contacting the Box Office 816-569-3226 or boxoffice@metkc.org

Join us at the Warwick Theatre as we share timeless stories in intimate settings. 

Powerful, Passionate, Personal.

Dates subject to change

GROSS INDECENCY: THE THREE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE

By Moisés Kaufman

September 12-29, 2019

Publicly accused of sodomy, renowned writer Oscar Wilde comes under legal scrutiny as a perpetrator of “the love that dare not speak its name”. Drawing on historic so6urce material, GROSS INDECENCY explores the moment that broke the greatest dramatist of the Victorian era.

"A triumph… sweeps away cobwebs and distortions, allowing complex, credible human beings to emerge from history." —Washington Post.

"Stunning…taut, shattering, yet delightfully exuberant…altogether fascinating." —NY Newsday.

PROOF

By David Auburn

Jan. 9-26, 2020

Catherine has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable mathematician father. Now, following his death, she must deal with the most difficult problem of all: How much of her father’s madness—or genius—has she inherited?

Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play.

"[A] wonderfully funny…ambitiously constructed work…" --Variety.

"…combines elements of mystery and surprise with old-fashioned storytelling to provide a compelling evening of theatre…a smart and compassionate play of ideas." --NY Daily News.

She Loves Me!

By Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick and Joe Masteroff

Feb. 13-March 1, 2020

An intimate and touching show, featuring music by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof) and book by Joe Masteroff (Cabaret), She Loves Me was nominated for five Tony Awards in 1964. The 1993 Broadway revival won the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revival of a Musical and the 1994 Critics Circle Award for Best Musical. Considered by many to be the most charming musical ever written, She Loves Me is a warm romantic comedy with an endearing innocence and a touch of old world elegance.  Set in a 1930s European perfumery, we meet shop clerks, Amalia and Georg, who, more often than not, don't see eye to eye. After both respond to a "lonely hearts advertisement" in the newspaper, they now live for the love letters that they exchange, but the identity of their admirers remains unknown. Join Amalia and Georg to discover the identity of their true loves... and of all the twists and turns along the way!

MOTHER OF THE MAID

By Jane Anderson

March 19-April 5 2020

Isabella is a sensible, hard-working, God-fearing peasant woman whose faith is upended as she deals with the baffling journey of her odd and extraordinary daughter, Joan of Arc. A riveting, epic tale about parenting, faith, and trying to talk to your kids when they talk to saints.

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

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

THE NOWHERE GIRL

By Karen Paisley

April 30-May 17, 2020

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.

OLIVER!

By Lionel Bart

June 2020

A child gets lost in the inner city and falls in with a den of thieves. Hmmmm…Modern relevance meets classic theatre. 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.