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Editor’s Pick: The Metromanics at The Shakespeare Theatre

Metromaniacs Photo by Scott Suchman
Metromaniacs – Photo: Scott Suchman


Michael Kahn directs a new adaptation by David Ives of Alexis Piron’s classic 1738 French farce, The Metromaniacs, about a would-be poet who has fallen for the works of a mysterious Breton poetess. In fact, the works are by a middle-aged gentleman, who pawns his own daughter off as the author in an attempt to separate her from the son of a sworn enemy. Chaos ensues, as does some poetic wooing reminiscent of Cyrano. Extended to Sunday, March 15. Lansburgh Theatre, 450 7th St. NW. Call 202-547-1122 or visit

Read Kate Wingfield’s full review here.

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