The Metromaniacs

The Metromaniacs

Red Bull Theater presents the New York premiere of The Metromaniacs, written by David Ives and directed by Michael Kahn, who previously collaborated on French comedy adaptations The Heir Apparent (in 2011) and The Liar (in 2010).

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Running time: 
1hr 45mins (including 1 intermission)
Categories: 
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About The Metromaniacs:

It's springtime in Paris, 1738. Metromania, the poetry craze, is all the rage. Damis, a young, would-be poet with a serious case of verse-mania falls for a mysterious poetess from Breton, Meriadec de Peaudoncqville (say it). She turns out to be none other than a wealthy gentleman (yes, that’s right) with a touch of the mania himself—looking to unload his sexy but dimwitted daughter—who also just happens to be cuckoo for couplets. Soon scheming servants, verbal acrobatics, and mistaken identities launch a breathless series of twists and turns in this breezy “transladaptation” of a rediscovered French farce by comedic master David Ives.

By:
David Ives, adapted from Alexis Piron’s 'La Métromanie'
Producer:
Red Bull Theater
Director:
Michael Kahn
Lighting:
Betsy Adams
Sound:
Matt Stine
Design:
James Noone
Costume:
Murell Horton
Cast list:
Noah Averbach-Katz, Christian Conn, Adam Green, Peter Kybart, Adam LeFevre, Amelia Pedlow, and Dina Thomas
Other info:
Original Music by Adam Wernick
The Metromaniacs Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
April 10, 2018
Opening date: 
April 22, 2018
Closes: 
May 20, 2018
MatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-7:30pm
Wednesday2pm7:30pm
Thursday-8pm
Friday-8pm
Saturday2pm8pm
Sunday3pm-

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

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Our The Metromaniacs Review

Playwright David Ives owns up to adapting this predictable period play into a surprising contemporary romp because he fell in love with the title. The Metromaniacs (or La Métromanie if the original French helps). What does it mean? You know what? It doesn’t matter.  Here’s what you need to know: if you know a lot about period drama — French or otherwise — you will be tickled with this... Read more