About the company

Metropolitan Playhouse


Metropolitan Playhouse explores America’s theatrical heritage to illuminate contemporary American culture. The Playhouse produces early American plays, new plays drawn from American culture and history, and plays from around the world that resonate with the American canon.

Productions (16)

Closed Thunder Rock NYC: East Village
84 23 reviews

Metropolitan Playhouse presents this 1939 drama, centering around a veteran journalist who keeps a lighthouse on an isolated island, where his only company are the ghosts of a ship, sunk 90 years before.

Closed East Side Stories, Back Again NYC: East Village
73 4 reviews

"East Side Stories, Back Again" is the 14th collection of new, short works based on the rich history and eclectic character of New York’s East Village and Lower East Side. 

Closed The Poor of New York NYC: East Village
86 57 reviews

Metropolitan Playhouse presents a revival of this mid-19th century melodrama, which offers a trenchant challenge to an ethos of "winning" at all costs and exposes the bitter conflicts inherent in income inequality.

Closed State of the Union NYC: East Village
81 53 reviews

Metropolitan Playhouse presents this 1945 political drama that asks: how can you win a campaign if the candidate insists on saying what he means? 

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Borough of Queens, New York, United States
Love cats, trains, books, old movies, music and love all theater.
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Rego Park, Queens County, New York, United States
Originally from rural Kentucky came to New York via Louisville, Cincinnati, Tallahassee, and Miami. Work for Weill Cornell Medicine.
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New York City, New York, United States
How I score: 90s: Must see! 80s: Most should see. 70s: Good show but not for everyone. 60s: I enjoyed something in it but wouldn't recom... read more
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New York City, New York, United States
Self-described Show Ho. I love theatre: musicals & plays, classical & modern, experimental & traditional.
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