MET Releases Statement, Bob Paisley Resigns

At this time the board also wishes to make it public knowledge that we have accepted the resignation of Robert Paisley from his position as President of the Board of Directors.

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On the MET and the Media

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News November 7, 2018 1

In a very short amount of time, a small revolution has begun in theaters across the country. Artists are becoming less afraid to walk out of an abusive rehearsal, and theaters should be taking notice.

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Kansas City’s Best Shows of 2017
As an amazing year of performance in Kansas City comes to an end, we’re wrapping up our picks for the best productions of 2017. We asked our critics which of the 66 shows we reviewed this year have truly stuck with them, and below are their favorites. The following,... Read more
Review: IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE at Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre

Though it has been 71 years since the story of George Bailey was introduced to the world, the MET’s production of IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE frames the tale in a fresh perspective to recreate a holiday classic.

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Review: CYMBELINE at the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre

Shakespeare’s CYMBELINE is fresh, emotional and gritty under the excellent direction of Karen Paisley at the MET.

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Cast and Creatives Announced for Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre’s 9-5

Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre has announced the cast and creatives for the musical 9-5 with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick based on the 1980 hit movie starring Parton, Lily Tomlin, and Jane Fonda.

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TENNESSEE PLAYBOY Demonstrates the Quirky Side of Tennessee Hospitality

TENNESSEE PLAYBOY, by Preston Lane, is an adaptation of J.M. Synge’s PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD. Though the original play was set in rural Ireland, the story translates well to a Tennessee diner.

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MET Announces Cast and Creatives for TENNESSEE PLAYBOY

Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for TENNESSE PLAYBOY, an adaptation of John Millington Synge’s PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD, by Preston Lane.

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Four For the Weekend: March 3rd-5th

Looking to support your thriving performing arts community? Abigail Trabue’s “Four for the Weekend” highlights four shows worth putting on your weekend’s must-do list.

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GEM OF THE OCEAN Is a Soul-Cleansing Experience
Pictured: (standing) Theodore “Priest” Hughes and George Forbes. (seated) Granville O’Neal, Jerron O’Neal and Lewis J. Morrow. Photo by Bob Paisley. Review: GEM OF THE OCEAN at Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre By Jason Epperson 1904. Pittsburgh. 1839 Wylie Avenue. Aunt Ester’s “peaceful home” is a place where souls are tended.... Read more