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Photo Flash: First Look at Sharp Satire THE CLIMBERS at Metropolitan Playhouse


THE CLIMBERS is a sharp satire from the Gilded Age of both vulgar competitors for wealth and status, as well as the censorious critics who resisted them. In Fitch's incisive eye, the scramble to assert superiority is a curse for all sides in a play that is a welcome appraisal of a divided culture from a century past. His vote for compassion and empathy is one that should count again. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in costume!

At the dawn of the 20th century, the altruistic and esteemed head of the Hunter family has died before his time, leaving his wife and three daughters with an unwelcome surprise. Desperate in his final months to keep up with the demands of their extravagant social life, he made a risky investment and lost the family's once substantial fortune, leaving them with no assets or income at all. Mr. Hunter's widow, youngest daughter, and son-in-law scheme to dupe others into making up their losses. Meanwhile, his sister and two elder daughters vow to care for themselves and their families whatever the personal costs. From these different campaigns spring both the wicked comedy and tender pathos of the play.

THE CLIMBERS is directed by MICHAEL HARDART (Within the Law, A Man's World, Under the Gaslight, It Pays to Advertise). The production stars Erin Beirnard (End of Summer, O'NEILL(Unexpected)), IAN EATON (East Village Chronicles), MARGERY CATOV (Leah, the Forsaken), Alyssa Simon (Icebound), Becca Ballenger (The Hero), Marc LeVasseur, ERIN LEIGH SCHMOYER (The Awful Truth, From Rags to Riches), David Licht (Rollo's Wild Oat), LEVI ADKIN, ALEXANDRIA ANN, MATT McALLISTER.

Performances will run September 8th - October 8th, 2017, playing Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 3 pm at The Metropolitan Playhouse. Tickets are $30 general; $25 students/seniors; $10 children, and may be purchased online at or by telephone at 800 838 3006.

Photo Credit: Alex Roe

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