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Join us for another year of outstanding theatre.  Season Tickets now on sale.  Call the Box Office at 816. 569. 3226 to order yours today.
 
MET's 8th Season 2012-2013

Sep 12 - 30, 2012

Three Tall Women

by Edward Albee

Winner 1994 Drama Critics and the 1994 Pulitzer Prize

 

This moving, dynamic play  has been called “ the anatomy of a life, and offers opportunities for stellar performances. Considered one of his most dynamic works, this play offers roles for 3 gifted actresses, explores ideas, intimate emotions, humor and humanity. What comes is a moving sweep of life, as thought through in the future, the past and early life. Enjoy this if you love Albee, if you’re into philosophy, time travel, theoretical physics, women....

 

Edward Albee offers a new play so good it can only exist on the stage. A perfect illustration of why theater is an indispensable art." —NY Times.

 

 "An extraordinarily brilliant new play." —NY Post.

 

"Beautiful and enduring…" —The New Yorker.

 

 

 

Oct 25-Dec. 2, 2012

THE KENTUCKY CYCLE

PARTS I & II

by Robert Schenkkan 

WINNER 1992 Pulitzer Prize. KC premiere!

 

A sweeping epic of three families spanning 200 years of American history, the cycle is a series one act plays performed in two parts.  Set in the Cumberland Plateau and using Kentucky as a metaphor for AMERICA, this Pulitzer prize winner is considered one of the most exciting works of American theatre in the 20th century. This is an "alternative" examination of the United States' without the painted heroics of popular history.

 

"…as vast and bold as the emerging nation itself." —Variety.


 

  

Jan 10 - 27, 2013

Housebreaking

by Jakob Holder

KC Premier

 

Enter Chad, obviously worn out from a night of drinking.  Enter Carmine, obviously homeless.  Chad's tired of his job, his shipwreck of a sister, his shut-in father, his whole thirty-five year old life.Carmine is tired of life on the streets.  Chad brings Carmine home, offering a drink, a shower and a warm place to sleep, all the while forgetting that stray animals are wild and cunning survivors.  Housebreaking is a slowly smoldering story that makes us wonder how we got to be who we are - and what happens when we attempt to change.

 

Presented in an equity showcase in New York as part of the Cherry Lane Mentor Project.

 

"Jakob Holder is a gifted and provocative young playwright".

-Edward Albee

 

 

  

Feb. 21 - Mar 10, 2013

For Colored Girls

Who Have Considered Suicide

When the Rainbow is Enuf

 

By Ntozake Shange

 

This groundbreaking "choreopoem" is a spellbinding collection of vivid prose and free verse narratives about and performed by Black women.  Capturing the brutal, tender and dramatic lives of contemporary Black women, For Colored Girls... offers a transformative, riveting evening of provocative dance, music and poetry.  Premired by the Henry Street Settlement, Joseph Papp's Public Theatre and later on Broadway.

 

"A triumphant event, filled with humor.  Pure Theatre." - New York Daily News

 

"A poignant, gripping, angry and beautiful work." - Time

 

 

 

April 11-28, 2013

Pride’s Crossing

by Tina Howe 

Finalist for 1997 Pulitzer Prize in Drama

Named Best American Play by the N.Y. Drama Critics Circle.

 

At ninety, Mabel Tidings Bigelow insists on celebrating her daughter and granddaughter's annual visit with an archaic croquet party. As it unfolds, she relives vignettes from the last eighty years that subtly interleave past and present to reveal the precise moment of opportunity lost and love rejected that define her life. Her Boston blue blood family expected daughters to applaud from the sidelines, but Mabel had one shining moment of achievement: she was the first woman to swim the English channel. Her willfulness did not extend to rejecting a socially ideal fiancee for love.

 

"A play you will remember and forever cherish." - N.Y. Post

 

"Infused with Ms. Howe's lyrical sense of mortality.... The dramatist's ear for the music in everyday conversation is obvious." - The New York Times

 

 

 

May 29-Jun 16, 2013

RAGTIME

Book by Terrence McNally, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Music by Stephen Flaherty.

Based on the Book by E.L Doctorow.

1998 Tony Awards for Best Score, Book and Orchestrations, and won both the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical and Best Score.

 

RAGTIME is not only a powerful portrait of life in turn-of-the-century America, but a relevant tale for today. Written by the award-winning composer/lyricist team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, SEUSSICAL and LUCKY STIFF), noted playwright Terrence McNally, (KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN, MASTER CLASS), and based on E.L. Doctorow's distinguished novel, the musical intertwines the stories of three extraordinary families, as they confront history's timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair, and what it means to live in America.

 

"A triumph for the stage."-Time Magazine

 

"The best musical in twenty years."- International Herald Tribune

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