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Metropolitan Playhouse revives Augustin Daly's 1892 comic and poignant commentary on marriage, family, and the contrast between county and city life.

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Entrenched Victorian values meet fin-du-siècle ideas of freedom, as young, modern, and dashing Rob Fleming wrangles with his older, settled, and fusty father-in-law, Jessekiah Pognip. Originally titled 'A Test Case or Grass Versus Granite,' this production marks the first time the play has being presented since its premiere.

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"'A Marriage Contract' takes a while to work up a head of steam. But the cast...warms things up, especially as the plot floats away on those Champagne bubbles. There is a great deal of fun to be found in the play's second half as the two pairs of lovers and the hapless Nathaniel work through their problems and provide the audience with its happy ending. Roe helms the production with its relatively large cast of 12." Full Review

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See it if Fun story, decent acting but...

Don't see it if Actors not great with comedy. Jokes fell flat. This should have been breezy instead it felt plodding. Metropolitan should stick to drama.

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