Extended: Shakespeare Theatre’s smash hit, “The Metromaniacs”

Washington’s Shakespeare Theatre Company announces the second extension of David Ives adaptation of Piron’s classic 1738 French farce at the Lansburgh.

Cast of
Anthony Roach as Dorante, Adam LeFevre as Francalou, and Christian Conn as Damis in the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s production of David Ives’s The Metromaniacs, directed by Michael Kahn.( Photo by Scott Suchman.)

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2015 – This news release just in from Washington’s Shakespeare Theatre:

“The Shakespeare Theatre Company announces a second extension of its current production of ‘The Metromaniacs,’ by David Ives, directed by Michael Kahn. ‘The Metromaniacs,’ previously extended to Sunday, March 15, will play five additional performances, Thursday, March 19 through Sunday, March 22, at the Lansburgh Theatre…

“David Ives has adapted ‘The Metromaniacs’ in a manner that breathes fresh life into the story, giving it crisp, modern language for contemporary audiences, and infusing it with wit and clever wordplay, all set in rhyming verse.

“Since beginning previews on February 3 and opening February 9, ‘The Metromaniacs’ has delighted audiences and critics alike…”

READ OUR REVIEW:  “Metromaniacs”: Light-hearted, fast moving poetry slam

Additional performances of the play are scheduled as follows: Thursday, March 19 at 8 p.m.; 
Friday, March 20 at 8 p.m.; 
Saturday, March 21 at 2 p.m.;
 Saturday, March 21 at 8 p.m.; and
Sunday, March 22 at 2 p.m.

Location: Shakespeare Theatre Company, Lansburgh Theatre, 450 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004 

Tickets and information:  ShakespeareTheatre.org, 202.547.1122

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Terry Ponick
Biographical Note: Dateline Award-winning music and theater critic for The Connection Newspapers and the Reston-Fairfax Times, Terry was the music critic for the Washington Times print edition (1994-2010) and online Communities (2010-2014). Since 2014, he has been the Business and Entertainment Editor for Communities Digital News (CDN). A former stockbroker and a writer and editor with many interests, he served as editor under contract from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and continues to write on science and business topics. He is a graduate of Georgetown University (BA, MA) and the University of South Carolina where he was awarded a Ph.D. in English and American Literature and co-founded one of the earliest Writing Labs in the country. Twitter: @terryp17