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Photo Flash: First Look at THE METROMANIACS at The Old Globe

The Old Globe presents West Coast premiere of THE METROMANIACS by supremely clever playwright David Ives (All in the Timing, Time Flies). This uproarious new "translaptation" of a classic French farce, Alexis Piron's La Métromanie, is directed by one of America's most renowned stage directors, Michael Kahn, presented in association with Shakespeare Theatre Company. This smart, sexy new comedy runs on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, now through March 6, 2016. Opening night is tomorrow, February 4 at 8:00 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

In 18th-century Paris, poets are the rock stars of the day, and young people like Damis have gone métromanie-crazy for poetry. Damis has a serious case of verse-mania, so much so that he falls in love with his favorite poetess, not knowing that his idol is actually a middle-aged gentleman writing under a pen name! Soon we're off and running in a breathless series of complications, plot twists, and mistaken identities that The Washington Post calls "a marvel of old and new, with punchlines that glisten with classical flair and contemporary savvy!" THE METROMANIACS is a true find: one of the nation's most exciting new plays, in its original production, directed by the legendary Michael Kahn.

The cast includes Benjamin Cole (Servant), Christian Conn (Damis), Cary Donaldson (Dorante), Michael Goldstrom (Mondor), Peter Kybart (Baliveau), Adam LeFevre (Francalou), Amelia Pedlow (Lucille), Connor Sullivan (Servant), and Dina Thomas (Lisette).

The creative team includes James Noone (Scenic Design), Murell Horton (Costume Design), Mark McCullough(Lighting Design), Matt Tierney (Sound Design), Adam Wernick (Original Music), Laura Stanczyk, CSA (Casting Director), Carter C. Wooddell (Additional Casting), and Jess Slocum (Production Stage Manager).

Tickets to THE METROMANIACS start at $29.00 and can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE, or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park.

Photo Credit: Jim Cox

Photo Flash: First Look at THE METROMANIACS at The Old Globe
The cast of the West Coast premiere of David Ives's THE METROMANIACS

Photo Flash: First Look at THE METROMANIACS at The Old Globe
Cary Donaldson as Dorant and Amelia Pedlow as Lucille

Photo Flash: First Look at THE METROMANIACS at The Old Globe
Michael Goldstrom as Mondor and Cary Donaldson as Dorant

Photo Flash: First Look at THE METROMANIACS at The Old Globe
Michael Goldstrom as Mondor and Dina Thomas as Lisette

Photo Flash: First Look at THE METROMANIACS at The Old Globe
Amelia Pedlow as Lucille and Dina Thomas as Lisette

Photo Flash: First Look at THE METROMANIACS at The Old Globe
Peter Kybar as Baliveau and Adam LeFevre as Francalou

Photo Flash: First Look at THE METROMANIACS at The Old Globe
Michael Goldstrom as Mondor, Amelia Pedlow as Lucille, and Cary Donaldson as Dorant

Photo Flash: First Look at THE METROMANIACS at The Old Globe
Adam LeFevre as Francalou, Dina Thomas as Lisette, and Cary Donaldson as Dorant

Photo Flash: First Look at THE METROMANIACS at The Old Globe
Michael Goldstrom as Mondor and Christian Conn as Damis

Photo Flash: First Look at THE METROMANIACS at The Old Globe
Cary Donaldson as Dorant and Adam LeFevre as Francalou

Photo Flash: First Look at THE METROMANIACS at The Old Globe
Dina Thomas as Lisette and Christian Conn as Damis

Photo Flash: First Look at THE METROMANIACS at The Old Globe
Christian Conn as Damis and Cary Donaldson as Dorant

Photo Flash: First Look at THE METROMANIACS at The Old Globe
Christian Conn as Damis, Cary Donaldson as Dorant, and Amelia Pedlow as Lucille

Photo Flash: First Look at THE METROMANIACS at The Old Globe
Cary Donaldson as Dorant and Amelia Pedlow as Lucille

Photo Flash: First Look at THE METROMANIACS at The Old Globe
The cast of the West Coast premiere of David Ives's THE METROMANIACS


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