MET announces return season

Posted by Bob Evans

Faith. Hope. Dreams. Bravery. Love.
MET’s 16th Season is filled with passion!
New plays, an iconic musical, major masterworks,
and contemporary classics. We tell our stories to celebrate what it means to feel…to connect…
to be human.
Single Tickets for select shows AVAILABLE NOW!
September 9-19, 2021
Mother of the Maid
By Jane Anderson
Before she was a saint, Joan of Arc was a teenage girl. This powerful story is told from the perspective of Joan’s mother, Isabelle, whose passionate nature passed itself on to Joan.Luminous, powerful and stunningly beautiful, this deeply moving, sometimes funny play shares the journey of this everyday family during an extraordinary time.
November 11-21, 2021
OLIVER!
By Lionel Bart
The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and 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, the benevolent victim, Mr. Brownlow takes him in. Fearing the safety of his hideout, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family.
Musical Director, Pam Watson
March 3-13, 2022
The Sea Horse
By Edward J. Moore
Originally produced at New York’s Circle Rep, this tender, ribald, and complex love story is set in a waterfront bar where seaman Harry Bales spends his shore leave. “The Sea Horse” is run by Gertrude Blum, with whom Harry enjoys a purely physical relationship; they have never shared their private yearnings. Gertrude has encased her heart behind a facade of toughness following a failed marriage. Now Harry has a dream; he wants to buy a charter fishing boat and to have a son. The play progresses through a ritual courtship as these two outwardly abrasive characters fight, make up, fight again, spin dreams, deflate them, make love and reveal their locked up secrets.
 
“An incredible love story. A beautiful play!” – Newhouse Newspapers
March 31 – April 10, 2022
Flyin’ West
By Pearl Cleage
Set in 1898, Flyin’ West is the vivid and spirited story of African American women pioneers who settle together in the all-black town of Nicodemus, KS. After emancipation, the play’s four women have taken advantage of the Homestead Act to leave the oppressive South in hopes of finding the freedom that had been denied to them for so long. Cleage’s work explores themes of determination, racial pride, intermarriage and the power of love to highlight the female empowerment that she sees as vital to the African American community.
 
“…a paean to women…and a plea for all women with vibrant lives to tell their oral stories….”
— The New York Times
May 12-22, 2022
The Nowhere Girl
By Karen Paisley
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.
October 21-31, 2021
THE WEIR
By Conor McPherson
In a bar in rural Ireland, the local men swap spooky stories in an attempt to impress a young woman from Dublin who recently moved into a nearby “haunted” house. However, the tables are soon turned when she spins a yarn of her own. Join us in the Warwick Lobby for this unique evening.
Featuring: Kevin Fewell, Curtis Smith, Tommy Waller, Michael Scahill and Elizabeth Hillman
Directed by Bob Paisley.
 
A richly written ghost story, “The Weir’s” superb acting makes it a must see for a Halloween treat. – Greg Cantrell, KC Applauds
TICKETS
AVAILABLE
SOON!
December 9-19, 2021
IT’S A
WONDERFUL
LIFE
By Joe Landry
One of the best holiday shows around… – Chicago Sun-Times
 
Join in MET’s Holiday Tradition. This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings dozen of characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.
February 10-14, 2022
VALENTINE CABARET
Grab your sweetheart and cozy up for an evening of music celebrating being in love. With songs from Broadway to Pop music, this celebration of the heart will fill every guy and gal with the joys of Love.
This delicious evening of warmth and closeness will carry every lover through a cold winter night. 
 
Musical Direction by
Kevin Bogan
TICKETS
AVAILABLE
SOON!
Safety of our artists, audiences, and staff
is always our first priority. 
CDC and recommended safety protocols will be in place.  
We intend to bring you outstanding theatre safely.
Thank you in advance for being flexible, safe,
thoughtful, and smart!
Click HERE for our safety guidelines
Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre at Warwick
3927 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64111
metkc.org 816.569.3226